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    Influence On John Brown

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    By modern day standards John Brown actions at Pottawatomie Creek and Harper’s Ferry may appear to be acts of terrorism but a closer look reveals his actions to be those of a Freedom Fighter. Brown had many instances in his life that causes reflection upon this statement. For example, his childhood led him to be the start of something great. With this happening, it led to help the start of ending slavery. John Brown’s childhood had quite an impact on his life. While he was still young his mother died, leaving him without a motherly role model in his life. He had only his father and siblings to look to for guidance. His father later remarried after John’s mother death. Brown’s father was a very religious man. In fact, his whole family was very religious, they were Calvinists. When his father felt he wasn’t fulfilling God’s expectations he would beat or whip Brown. One event from his childhood made a great impression and impacted the rest of his life. Brown and his father went to visit one of his father’s friends. His friend owned a slave, at first the man seemed to be nice to the slave. Then the save made a mistake, the man began to beat…

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    John Brown Abolitionist

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    John Brown, a fervent abolitionist, was born May 9, 1800. Throughout his life, he made many antislavery protests, though some were bigger than others. On May 24, 1856 Brown took four of his sons and two other men along the Pottawatomie Creek, where they seized and killed five supporters of slavery. After this, he travels to Missouri and attacks two pro slavery homesteads. There he confiscated some property and liberated eleven slaves. He then traveled for 82 days and over 1,000 miles to deliver…

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    John Brown Abolitionism

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    Person of the Year: John Brown, Abolitionist “I have only a short time to live, only one death to die, and I will die fighting for this cause. There will be no peace in this land until slavery is done for.” (1) John Brown, Kansas Territory, 1856. The drive, passion, empathy and controversy regarding abolishing slavery in the South is the reason why John Brown has been chosen as “Person of the Year”. John Brown, an abolitionist, is viewed as a hero by some and as a villain by others depending…

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    John Brown Thesis

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    be punished. He believed that owning a person was wrong. Brown wanted to get rid of sin “in himself and others” (Horwitz, 17). Brown came up with a plan in order to free slaves, he shared this plan with many of his supporters. There were many people who supported Brown such as Gerrit Smith, Samuel Gridley Howe, and George Luther Stearns. He also had the support of his children. Smith was an abolitionist from New York. He helped Brown move to New York by giving him land in order to “help black…

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    John Brown: A Man Of Faith

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    was John Brown and if he was a man of faith, how could he have been a leader in the taking of innocent lives? This is a question that has baffled the minds of many scholars and historians since that October day in Harpers Ferry in 1859. Was what John Brown organized and executed right or wrong? These are difficult questions to answer about a man who felt so strongly about his convictions about slavery and the God whom he served. John Brown was committed to the abolition of slavery at a young age…

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    John Brown Research Paper

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    “John Brown’s body lies a mould’ring in the grave, his soul goes marching on.” This is what Thomas Brigham Bishop said about John Brown after he was hanged for his abolitionist actions. John Brown was an Militant extremists abolitionist who is famous for his actions before the Civil War and to some, being the one who started and caused the war. Abolitionist in the north think as him as a godlike figure, while people in the south think as him as an awful person. He helped with the Underground…

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    John Brown was born on May 04, 1800 in Torrington Connecticut and his father was Owen Brown and Mother Ruth Mills Brown. John’s father worked as a tanner, making leather from animal skins. Owen Brown had a large tanner’s business and moved his family to Hudson Ohio John was raised in a very religious family and area who originated a Puritans and studied to be a minister in Connecticut but after flunking out he started working for his father to be a tanner. After becoming a foreman in his…

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    John Brown is a white American born during the early 1800’s. Brown was raised to be a very religious man and did not believe slavery was right. He fathered a total of twenty children during his lifetime. Along with his twenty children he and his wife raised one African American child as their own. He was not a very wealthy man, but he did not let that stop him from continuing his fight to end slavery. Brown is most commonly known for his attempt to abolish slavery during 1859, “The raid on…

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    John Browns War Analysis

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    John Browns War was created by the hatred of slavery by John Brown. By many Brown was considered a fanatic, murderer, traitor, and martyr. Browns fight against slavery was a precursor to the Civil War. Born in Connecticut, Brown was the son of Owen Brown a tailor and shoemaker. Brown is raised up in stories of the bible and to despise slavery. Browns father considered slavery a violation of Gods own commandments and scripture. After moving to Ohio as a young boy, Brown witness his first…

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    John Brown and Frederick Douglass established a closed relationship due to the fact that they shared the same message; being brought together by fighting freedom for african americans. John brown felt that it was immoral to hold slaves. John had planned a revolt at Harpers Ferry in Virginia, and he wanted Frederick douglas to participate in the raid but Frederick didn’t think it was his calling and refused. The raid had lead to having James Brown and his man hanged for treason. To Frederick…

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