Advantages And Disadvantages Of Patrick Henry

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Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”-Patrick Henry 1736-1799. Patrick Henry was one of the twelve delegates in the first Continental Congress and he was in the dispute of Independence! Six out of twelve of the colonies were against independence, whereas the other six colonies were for it. This all led up to the main question of, do we fight for our independence? Yes, we the colonies should fight for our independence because the British never once took our feelings into consideration, we are prepared to fight, and we have worked so hard for our rights already that we can’t stop now. Since the start Britain…show more content…
The Parliament has always been unfair to the colonies and that needs to change. The colonists opinions were never considered and the Parliament only did what they wanted. The Parliament placed the Intolerable Acts and they greatly affected the colonies. It is true, that the Parliament eventually abolished most of these acts, but the colonists had to fight and hold many boycotts just to repeal the acts. It took forever for the Parliament to do something considerate for the colonies. Also, the colonies have worked so hard to develop a strong militia. The Parliament might be tough to beat, but the colonists have a strong militia too. With a strong militia, there is a great chance that they could win their independence. Finally, the colonists have gotten so close to independence that they shouldn’t give up now. The Parliament might be tough, but the colonies have already made so much progress. They have done so much to weaken the Parliament, that it is pointless to give up now. The colonists are capable of so much. If they work and fight hard together just one more time, they could win their
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