Patrick Henry - (1736 - 1799)

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"Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" were the burning words which fell from the lips of Patrick Henry, at the beginning of the War for Independence, and aroused the Continent to more vigorous and united action.1 He was the son of a Virginia planter in Hanover county, and was born on the 29th of May, 1736. At the age of ten years he was taken from school, and commenced the study of Latin in his father's house. He had some taste for mathematics, but a love of idleness, as manifested by his frequent hunting and fishing excursions, for sport, and utter aversion to mental labor, gave prophecies of a useless life. At twenty-one years of age, he engaged in trade, but neglect of business soon brought bankruptcy. He had married at eighteen, and passed most of his time in idleness at the tavern of his father-in-law, in Hanover, where he often served customers at the bar. As a last resort, he studied law diligently for six weeks, obtained a license to practice, but he was twenty-seven years
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Patrick Henry said "Give me Liberty or Give Me Death"
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1775 03/23   Patrick Henry delivers the "Give me liberty or give me death!" speech  [URL]
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    Painting of Patrick Henry Speaking to Virginia Delegates in 1775
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    Anti-Federalist Papers 1787 - 1788
    Anti-Federalist Papers is the collective name given to the scattered writings of those Americans who during the late 1780s to early 1790s opposed to or who raised doubts about the merits of a firmer and more energetic union as embodied in the 1787 United
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    Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death - Speech 03-23-1775
    Full text of the speech by Patrick Henry. Give me liberty, or give me death! is a quotation attributed to Patrick Henry from a speech he made to the Virginia Convention in 1775, at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, he is credited with having swung
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    I Am America

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    American Revolution and War for Independence

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Quotes by Patrick Henry

Quote 1057 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1057 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1057 I consider trial by jury as the only anchor yet devised by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.

Patrick Henry: letter to Thomas Paine, 1789

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It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth - and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and the provide for it.

Patrick Henry: speech to the Virginia Convention, March 23, 1775
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