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John brown raid on the ferry
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Why did John Browns raid occur ?
John was a a very passionate person . He was the type of person if something bad he would do something about it . And thats what he did . He started John Browns Raid . He is partially the reason why slavery does not exist . Along with many other the north won the war but there may not have been a war if it wasn't for John Browned and his 21 men on the day of October 15,1859 . If one looks at the big picture some of us may not be alive right now if it wasn't for John Brown . If he wouldn't have been the person to start the war then some of us would be slaves or some of us would be abolitionist just like him.
How did this affect the south ?
Southerners were shocked and outraged. How could anyone be sympathetic to a man who destroyed their property and threatened their very lives? How could they live under a government whose people claimed John Brown as their leader? Southern newspapers labeled the entire north as John Brown sympathizers. Southern politicians blamed the Republican Party and falsely claimed that Abraham Lincoln supported Brown's intentions. Moderate voices supporting compromise on both sides grew silent amid the gathering storm. In this time of fear and hostility, the election year of 1860 opened ominously. The election of Abraham Lincoln became unthinkable to many in the south.
In the North, his raid was greeted by many with widespread admiration. While they recognized the raid itself was the act of a madman, some northerners admired his determination and courage. Church bells rang on the day of his death and songs and paintings were created in his memory. Brown was turned into an instant hero . Ralph Waldo Emerson predicted that Brown would make "the gallows as glorious as the cross." The majority of northern newspapers did, however, denounce the raid. The Republican Party adopted a specific plank condemning John Brown and his ill-fated plan. But that was not what the south saw.