H.Res. 568: Recognizing the 150th anniversary of John Brown's raid in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

H.Res. 568

Recognizing the 150th anniversary of John Brown's raid in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Date
October 27, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 568 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) June 19, 2009.

 

Bill Summary

H.Res. 568 would resolve that the House of Representatives recognize the 150th anniversary of John Brown's raid in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Background

According to the resolution findings, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is most known for John's Brown Raid on October 16-18, 1859, who chose the town for its federal armory and arsenal with plans to seize the town and began an uprising in the South that would end slavery. John Brown and his provisional army of 21 men captured the bridge, arsenal, armory, Hall's Rifle Works, along with hostages, and slave owners John Allstadt and Lewis Washington.