Henry, Patrick2019-02-02T13:34:13+00:00

Patrick Henry

May 29, 1736–June 6, 1799

Patrick Henry was a Founding Father, member of the Continental Congress, and five-time Governor of Virginia.

Patrick Henry was a Founding Father, member of the Continental Congress, and five-time Governor of Virginia. He is best remembered for his “give me liberty or give me death” speech in 1775, which served as an inspiration for the cause of independence. Henry continued to champion liberty after the Revolution, as a staunch Anti-Federalist and opponent to ratification of the U.S. Constitution on the grounds that it centralized too much power with the federal government.

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  • Article Title Patrick Henry
  • Coverage May 29, 1736–June 6, 1799
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  • Keywords patrick henry
  • Website Name American History Central
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  • Access Date July 23, 2019
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 2, 2019

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