Patrick Henry's Speech

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Patrick Henry’s speech Many things happened in the 1700’s that caused conflict. On March 22, 1765 the stamp act was passed by parliament,the law was any goods would be taxed and sold to the colonist. In 1775 Patrick Henry created a speech to encourage the colonist to boycott and get the parliament to repeal the stamp act. The speech said “ give me liberty or give me death”, what he means by that is give us freedom or give us death.How does this speach affect us today? In 1619 the house of burgess was created. Patrick henry was one of the first members of the house of burgess to want to argue independence from britain, and wanted virginia to form a malitna. His speech give me liberty give me death , and the way he spoke gave voice to the
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