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John Brown Persuasive Essay

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Is John Brown crazy? Should John Brown’s violence be justified for what most say a noble cause? Is John Brown an “American hero” or a “Cold terrorist?” John Brown isn’t crazy but may seem that way when you look at what he has sacrificed. John Brown Recently John Brown’s noble cause has been questioned and people have made accusations whether he should considered a patriot or a terrorist. Looking at what he has fought for, it’s no doubt that he fought for a noble cause which is the freedom of slavery. John Brown shouldn’t be known as hero or terrorists because of want he has done applies to both sides. John Brown shouldn’t be known as a terrorist or a national hero because of his violent attack and raids. After, September 11, 2001 John Brown has been called a terrorist which has caused controversy about Brown’s legacy and reputation. Furthermore, in the article, The 9/11 of 1859 says, “He led 21 men all but two in their 20s, and many of them radicalized by guerilla fighting in Bleeding Kansas, the abolitionists’ Afghanistan”(Horowitz). This shows that he had planned these violent intentionally and…show more content…
John Brown has made a point that defends him from being called a terrorist. Furthermore, in the article, Last Speech, John Brown says, “I never did intend murder, or treason, or the destruction of property, or to excite or incite slaves to rebellion, or make insurrection.” As a result of this speech this make Brown seem like a national because he says he never intended murder. Also Brown after this speech makes the government look like the bad guy and make his execution even more one sided. John Brown has claims against him that make him look as bad as a terrorist. Furthermore, in the article, The 9/11 of 1859 Tony Horowitz explains, “The first civilian casualty was a free black railroad worker, shot in the back while fleeing the
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