Vocabulary Slavery - People who are forced to work for another people. These people were treated badly. Convict - When a person commits a crime and gets in trouble. Harper's Ferry - A town in West Virginia where John Brown fought.
BIOGRAPHY of JOHN BROWN John Brown was born at Torrington, Connecticut, on 9th May, 1800. The family moved to Ohio in 1805 where his father worked as a tanner. John's father was staunchly anti-slavery and was a voluntary agent for the Underground Railroad. John Brown was born in the year 1800. His family did not like slavery. Slavery - People who are forced to work for another people. These people were treated badly.
Brown studied for the Congregational ministry in Connecticut but changed his mind and returned to work with his father in Hudson, Ohio. He had a variety of different jobs including work as a tanner, wool merchant, land surveyor and farmer. Married twice, he was the father of twenty children. In 1849 Brown and his family settled in a black community founded in North Elba on land donated by the Anti-Slavery campaigner, Gerrit Smith. John Brown had many different jobs. He worked as a tanner, wool merchant, land surveyor, and farmer. John Brown and his family moved to New York and lived in a town with other African Americans.
While at North Elba, Brown developed strong opinions about the evils of slavery and gradually became convinced that it would be necessary to use force to overthrow this system. After the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law in 1850, Brown recruited forty-four men into the United States League of Gileadites, an organization founded to resist slave-catchers. John Brown did not like slavery even more. He found men to help him stop slavery. Slavery - People who are forced to work for another people. These people were treated badly.
In 1855 Brown and five of his sons moved to Kansas Territory to help anti-slavery forces obtain control of this region. His home in Osawatomie was burned in 1856 and one of his sons was killed. With the support of Gerrit Smith, Samuel G. Howe, and other prominent Abolitionists, Brown moved to Virginia where he established a refuge for runaway slaves. John Brown moved to Virginia and made a safe place for slaves to live. Slavery - People who are forced to work for another people. These people were treated badly.
In 1859 he led a party of 21 men in a successful attack on the federal armory at Harper's Ferry. Brown hoped that his action would encourage slaves to join his rebellion, enabling him to form an emancipation army. Two days later the armory was stormed by Robert E. Lee and a company of marines. Brown and six men barricaded themselves in an engine-house, and continued to fight until Brown was seriously wounded and two of his sons had been killed. John Brown and his men fought at a place called Harper's Ferry until he got hurt. Harper's Ferry - A town in West Virginia where John Brown fought.
John Brown was tried and convicted of insurrection, treason and murder. He was executed on 2nd December, 1859. Six other men involved in the raid were also hanged. The song, John Brown's Body, commemorating the Harper's Ferry raid, was a highly popular marching song with Republican soldiers during the American Civil War. John Brown was convicted of treason and murder. He was killed on December 2nd, 1859. Convict - When a person commits a crime and gets in trouble.
John Brown Questions Farmer 1. John Brown worked as a Teacher Barber Harper's Ferry 2. Where did John Brown and his men fight? Connecticut Ohio 3. What was John Brown convicted of? Treason and murder Having too much fun Stealing 4. Did John Brown fight for the right reason? Why? Because slavery is good. Because slavery is bad.