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APUSH Review: John Brown and Harpers Ferry

Everything You Need to Know About John Brown and Harpers Ferry To Succeed In APUSH

background on john brown
Background on John Brown
  • Radical Abolitionist
  • Pottawattamie Creek Massacre
  • “Bleeding Kansas”
  • Believed he was doing “God’s work”
the raid on harpers ferry

I believe that to have interfered as I have done as I have always freely admitted I have done in behalf of His despised poor, was not wrong, but right. Now, if it is deemed necessary that I should forfeit my life for the furtherance of the ends of justice, and mingle my blood further with the blood of my children and with the blood of millions in this slave country whose rights are disregarded by wicked, cruel, and unjust enactments, I submit; so let it be done!"

The Raid on Harpers Ferry
  • One of the immediate causes of the Civil War
  • What was Harpers Ferry?
    • 2nd largest armory in the US
    • Located in Virginia (present day West Virginia)
  • John Brown hoped to incite a slave rebellion
    • On October 17th, 1859, Brown and his followers took control of the armory
    • Brown envisioned slaves and anti-slavery people would take weapons and rebel
  • Two of Brown’s sons, and others were killed
  • Brown and the rest of his followers were captured
  • Brown was hanged on December 2, 1859
effects of the raid
Effects of the Raid
  • Brown became a hero to many abolitionists
  • The South was convinced that the attack was the first of many
  • Republican Party was associated with Brown in the South’s eyes
    • Republican Party tried to distance themselves from Brown
  • Disunion was near…….
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Remember, Republicans and I wanted to distance ourselves from Brown’s Raid

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