atrick Henry was elected a member of the Continental Congress in 1774 in which he served for 2 years.
Henry spoke, "Give me liberty, or give me death" which influenced the creation of the Virginia militia.
He was governor of Virginia from 1776 to 1790.
- the speech marked patrick henry as a leader of those who were tired of british meddling in the colonies.
- He wrote many different speeches each having there own influence on the world today.
- he died in 1778
- Patrick Henry was a self-educated orator and patriot.
- "is 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 coarse others my take, but as for me give me liberty or give me death!!"
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