Causes of the Civil War: Photo Analysis

John Brown's Raid

What is happening to John Brown? Read your textbook to explain what happened before the picture. What is John Brown's Raid? Why are the Confederate soldiers forcing him out of the building? Examine the photograph? What do you see? What surprises you the most? Why is the lady and the baby in this picture? Record your responses in your SS journal.

Examine the photo.

What is happening in the picture? Record your thoughts in your journal? Describe what you see in the picture. Do you think John Brown's punishment is fair? Why or why not? Why are the people watching? What do you think they are thinking about? What side of the battle do you think they are on?
Were your predictions about John Brown correct? Explain. If you have changed your opinion, be sure to explain why.