Facts About Patrick Henry  

Patrick Henry is famous for his slogan, “Give me liberty, or give me death”. However, not many know the importance or the events that led to the famous dialogue that drove the Americans against the British rule. Given below are some important facts about Patrick Henry:

  • He managed to dictate terms even at the young age of ten. He convinced his family members that he would not be a farmer like everybody else, forcing them to look out for alternatives to keep the young boy engaged in academics.
  • He did not do well in academics either and was married at a young age of 18.
  • In order to sustain himself and his new family, his father decided to asset up a business. However, this also turned out to be a failure and his business soon ran into bankruptcy.
  • At the age of 24, he decided to study law. He understood that his orating skills were not an ordinary talent.
  • Numerous people would visit his court hearings just to listen to his speech even if they were not involved in the case directly or indirectly.
  • His famous speech at the House of Burgesses, Virginia gave him instant fame and glory. It was here that he coined his famous one-liner “Give me liberty, or give me death”.
  • He was elected as the Governor of Virginia for five terms.
  • He soon became the member of the First and Second Continental Congress.
  • A strong critic of the Constitution, he was one of the authors of the Bills of Rights that allowed and safeguarded the people’s rights and freedom.
  • He died of stomach cancer on June 6, 1799 at the age of sixty-three.

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How Did Patrick Henry Die ?      Patrick Henry is known for his famous one-liner “Give me liberty, or give me death”. He was one of the most famous orators in America. Born in 1736, he was educated for most part of his life by his father. He got married at the age of 18 and was forced to sustain a living with a small business set up by his father. His entrepreneurship skills were not too good turning the business into bankruptcy. At the age of 24, he decided to study law and saw his personal and professional life rise to an all time high. More..




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