How Did Patrick Henry Contribute To The American Revolution

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Who is Patrick Henry in the revolution? What are his notable contributions to America, particularly to the American war of independence? To begin with, Patrick Henry is one of the greatest firebrands of the American Revolution. This founding father has served as a governor in Virginia for several fruitful terms. In 1765, he has been elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses where he has made protests towards the unjust colonial policies. He has gained attention when he has made an argument with the Stamp Act of 1765. The Stamp Act’s purpose is to generate income to settle Britain’s debts from the French and Indian wars. Also, the revenue has been used in support to the British troops. The Stamp Act has been implemented without the consent of the colonies which has consequently pushed …show more content…

Meanwhile, America hasn’t been ready to defend their hopeful land, but there has already been a number of strong leaders who have led America. These leaders have encouraged the patriots to continuously fight for independence and one of these is Patrick Henry. During the convention in Virginia on March 23 1775, Henry has presented resolutions for the defense of their country against the raging attacks of Britain. At that moment, he has made an argument on taking military actions through his most renowned speech. Most of the lines from his speech have given inspiration to the patriots to fight for independence, more specifically the last part of the speech which states, “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!” A month after his speech, the revolutionary war has begun. The efforts of Patrick Henry haven’t stopped there. During the war, he has supported George Washington and the continental army by sending more

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