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

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