Patrick Henry's Speech During The American Revolutionary War

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“Give me liberty or give me death” This was what Patrick Henry said during the American Revolutionary War so people would join with him to fight the British. The American Revolutionary war was from 1775 to 1783, we were fighting the British for freedom. America was able to beat the British because of many heroes and leaders. Two such leaders and heroes were: Nathanael Greene and Patrick Henry. Nathanael Greene is a Hero and a leader in the battle of Guilford Courthouse. The time is March 1778 which is the end of the revolutionary war (Anderson 86). General George Washington wanted Greene to become a general during the revolutionary war because he was brave and hardworking when he was training for the war or was just thrown into the war. Also, …show more content…

His words had led to the feelings of hope, of the Patriots. Next, In 1774 Patrick Henry was sent by Virginia congress. At the second Virginia convention the next year, he surged the colony to arm its militia. It was in this speech that he uttered his famous words “Gentlemen may cry at peace! But there is no peace! The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field. If 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.” Then, a couple other reasons why Patrick Henry is a great leader is since he had also helped draw up the constitution in 1776, he was also elected twice for governor in Virginia. Finally, Patrick Henry had opposed of the U.S. Constitution as a result of, it contained no “Bill of Rights”, and it infringed too much on the rights of the states. Although his advice of rejecting the U.S. Constitution was ignored, as a result of such

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