Owen Brown Research Paper

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John Brown, the son of Ruth and Owen Brown, was born May 9, 1800 in Torrington, Connecticut. Ruth Brown came from a religious background because her father was a minister. Owen Brown maintains a tanning business which is successful enough to keep food on the table and clothes on their backs but nothing more. Ruth and Owen brown had five children of their own plus one of which they adopted as their own. John brown was their third born child. John Brown was born in Connecticut but shortly after moved to Ohio so Owen could look for a better paying job. Owen taught his children at a young age about God and how God created all whites and blacks equal. Owen was a strong believer that slavery should be abolished and whoever does not agree will be…show more content…
The outcome of the Missouri Compromise was that “Missouri would be admitted to the Union as a slave state and Maine would be admitted as a free state, maintaining the balance between slave and free states and slavery would be outlawed in any U.S. territories north of latitude 36’30”. (15) After the Missouri Compromise, the Anti-Slavery Society was formed. The Anti-Slavery Society was formed in 1830 in order to end slavery after the death of a slave by the name of Nat Turner. The Compromise of 1850 was similar to the Compromise of 1820. The Compromise of 1850 occurred after the Mexican War when it came to decide whether these states should be considered free states or slave states. The outcome of the Compromise of 1850 was that California would be considered a free state while Utah would be considered a slave state. All of these occurrences about slavery led to John Brown’s mission. “In 1820 he married Dianthe Lusk, a young woman from a religious family with strong abolitionist leanings”. (21) John Brown was exactly like his father Owen Brown when it came to raising children. Together, John and Dianthe had seven children but only six
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