John Brown's Raid

John Brown's Raid

On October 16, 1859, John Brown led a small army of 18 men into the small town of Harper's Ferry, Virginia. His plan was to instigate a major slave rebellion in the South. He would seize the arms and ammunition in the federal arsenal, arm slaves in the area and move south along the Appalachian Mountains, attracting slaves to his cause.

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas, RH.8 - Evaluate Argument

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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