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John Brown murdered many innocent civilians on May

24 and 25. He was enraged by the pro slavery forces,
and decided to take matters into his own hands. He, and
some other abolitionists, went out and killed many of the
pro-slavery settlers in Pottawattamie. Not only did he
murder them, but he chopped them up and left their
remains out in the open for the public to see. His point
was to scare those who support slavery, and terrorize
them since he was a terrorist. This event fueled the civil
war. Northerners supported him, while the Southerners
hated him.
John Brown was proven guilty by the jury. He was
charged because he attempted to raid the weapons
armory. He was going to get these weapons for the
slaves so that they can fight back. The slaves never
showed up to fight with him, and his sons were all killed

by the local civilians who were defending the armory. He
was captured when the military arrived. He was found
guilty, and was hung on December 2, 1859. Many
northerners held a ceremony after his death, praising
what he did for the slaves. The northerners respected his
legacy, while the southerners hate him.
Personal paragraph:
I believe that John Brown should indeed get a statue. He
did what was right and is a key factor why there is no
slavery in the U.S. anymore. "I want you to understand
that I respect the rights of the poorest and weakest of
colored people, oppressed [to deny others their rights or
liberty] by the slave system, just as much as I do those of
the most wealthy and powerful. That is the idea that has
moved me, and that alone" (John Brown). John Brown did
not kill those people for no reason, he did it to put fear
into those who are pro-slavery. At the time, the south

hated him for this. In the current area, basically everyone
in America appreciates and agrees with his actions to end
slavery. If we agree to give John Brown a statue, I believe
it should be put up north, because people from the north
supported him and putting it in the south would draw
more criticism. "I, John Brown, am now quite certain that
the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away
but with Blood" (John Brown). Here, John is saying that
the only way to get justice and end slavery is to kill those
who get in the way of abolishing slavery. John Brown
deserves a statue because he did what he believed,
which is now seen as the right thing to do. He also did
not kill random people, but killed them to get a message
across to those in his way of doing what he believed was
correct. He believed in his idea so much that he and his
sons ended up dying for it.