Patrick Henry

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Patrick Henry Patrick Henry was a great patriot. He never used his fists or guns to fight for his country, but he used a much more powerful weapon at which he held great skill: his words. Possibly the greatest orator of his time, his speeches such as "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" struck a cord in the American spirit of those who opposed oppression and tyranny. Henry was born on May 29th, 1736 in …

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…to individuals and enough rights to states. But after the creation of the Bill of Rights (In which he had much involvment), Henry was satisfied and returned to a strong position in politics. In his last speech before his death, he was still calling for the unification of the colonies and he still carried the same oratorical prowess that he had as a young man. The same ability that led to American independence. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**