Patrick Henry's Speech To The Virginia Convention

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“We must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight!” (Henry 103). This speech by Patrick Henry was delivered before the Revolutionary War in an effort to persuade the colonists to go to war immediately against Britain. Patrick Henry’s “Speech to the Virginia Convention” used logos as the most effective persuasive technique because it appealed to the reasoning of the colonists and questioned the British intentions. Henry used logic and common sense to persuade the colonists in his pre-Revolutionary War speech. Before the war began, Britain was shipping troops to the colonies, but claimed that they were at peace. “Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies?” (Henry 104). The
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