What impact on the Civil War did the Raid of John Brown have?
John Brown's raid was an act of treason. Very few people saw any
value to Brown's attempt to start a slave revolt. It had no effect
on the US Civil War. This can be seen if Brown's raid never
John Brown's raid helped cause the Civil War. It convinced many
southerners that the north was intending to destroy the southern
way of life and was ready for war against them.