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  • 1. John Brown The Life and Times of
  • 2. • Tweets should let us know who you are if it is not obvious • Tweets should be time appropriate and accurate (e.g., know the historical events/know when you came into contact or had knowledge of John Brown.)
  • 3. 1800
  • 4. • John Brown born May 9th • Very religious upbringing
  • 5. 1837
  • 6. • Elijah P. Lovejoy, an abolitionist was murdered in Alton, Illinois by proslavery mob
  • 7. 1842
  • 8. • John Brown declared bankrupt by federal court
  • 9. 1843
  • 10. • Four of John Brown’s children died of dysentery
  • 11. 1846
  • 12. • John Brown moves to the progressive city of Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 13. 1847
  • 14. • John Brown meets with Frederick Douglass after Douglass give a speech at the Sanford Street Free Church.
  • 15. • John Brown learns more about the Underground Railroad.
  • 16. 1848
  • 17. • John Brown learns of Gerrit Smith’s Adirondack land grants to poor black men and moves his family to North Elba, New York.
  • 18. 1850
  • 19. • The Fugitive Slave Act is passed.
  • 20. • Brown forms the League of Gileadites.
  • 21. • John Brown helps publicize David Walker’s Appeal.
  • 22. 1856
  • 23. • May 8th Brown’s father dies • May 21st Sack of Lawrence • May 22nd Caning of Charles Sumner in Senate in Washington D.C.
  • 24. • May 24th Pottawatomie Massacre
  • 25. • November Brown returns to the East to gather money
  • 26. 1857
  • 27. • Meets with members of the Secret Six and others to discuss plans
  • 28. 1858
  • 29. • Meets with members of the Secret Six and others to discuss plans. • Supporters pledge weapons – 200 Sharp rifles 100 pikes
  • 30. • Meets Hugh Forbes • Sends letters to Secret Six about plan • Develops a provisional constitution in Canada; meets Harriet Tubman
  • 31. 1859
  • 32. • January – Brown takes eleven slaves to Canada • May – Brown meets with Secret Six
  • 33. • July – Brown rents farmhouse at Harper’s Ferry • August – Brown meets with Frederick Douglass
  • 34. • October 16th ATTACK ON HARPERS FERRY • October 18th Brown is captured In the armory
  • 35. • October 27th First day of Brown’s Trial • November Brown is found guilty
  • 36. • John Brown is hung.

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