I, John Brown am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood.
John Brown was a radical abolitionist who believed in the violent overthrow of the slavery system. During the Bleeding Kansas conflicts, Brown and his sons led attacks on pro-slavery residents.
He wanted to arm slaves for a rebellion.
He wanted to end slavery and free the slaves.
He went to the South, essentially wreaking havoc on the economic viability of the pro-slavery states.