Based on the article I provided “The Father of American Terrorism” answer the questions below
Do you think John Brown can accurately be called a terrorist?
Do you think John Brown can accurately be called a terrorist? Why? Why not?
-Does it matter that John Brown believed that he had been called upon by God to end the institution of slavery?
-John Brown’s goal of ending slavery is a cause that is universally accepted as a necessary and legitimate objective. However, his tactics are very controversial, and well outside of accepted mainstream political/social action. In your mind, does the end justify the means?
In other words, does his motivation and ultimate goal, justify any means necessary to achieve that goal?
- If you were a non-slave owning white Southerner, how would you react to the activities of John Brown?
- Is John Brown different from other people or groups that have been labeled terrorist since the 1860’s? Is he in the same category? Why or Why not?
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