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During the American Revolutionary period Patrick Henry was one of the leading figures during this period of time. He had been an American attorney, statesman, and planter throughout his lifetime. He was an important leader during the movement for Virginia to gain its independence. He had been the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia from 1776 to 1779 and also during 1784 to 1786. Patrick Henry was born on May 29, 1739 in a farmhouse which was called “Studley” it is located what is the village of Studley with is Hanover County, Virginia. Patrick father “John Henry” was an immigrant from Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He had emigrated to the Colony of Virginia in the 1720s. Patricks mother “Sarah Winston Henry” was born and raised …show more content…

The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts, on December 16, 1773. The Coercive Acts are names used to describe a series of laws relating to Britain's colonies in North America and passed by the British Parliament in 1774. Four of the acts were issued in direct response to the Boston Tea Party of December 1773. Patrick was part of a Son Of Liberty which was a organization that was created in the Thirteen American Colonies. The society was formed to protect the rights of the colonists and to fight taxation by the British …show more content…

Other colonies had try to passed similar resolutions, and Henry had already taken it upon himself to raise a volunteer outfit in Hanover County. Nevertheless, must of the the audience balked at approving any measure that might be viewed as combative. People had started saying that King George had not okay the Continental Congress’s petition for redress of protest was yet to get to the other colonies, and some still held out hope for a peaceful reconciliation with

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