Patrick Henry Accomplishments  

Patrick Henry was not only one of the Founding Fathers of America, he was also a well-known orator. He was responsible for starting the move for independence in the state of Virginia during the 1770s.

The list of Patrick Henry accomplishments are pretty long, but here is a brief insight into what he achieved as a politician for his state and indirectly for his country.

After the British rule came to an end in America, Henry served as the 1st governor of the state of Virginia from the year 1776 to the year 1779. Thereafter, he came back to the post as the 6th governor from the year 1784 to the year 1786.

He was one of the politicians who was responsible for leading the protest against the Stamp Act that was levied by the British in 1765. He is most remembered for his speech where he used the famous words: "Give me liberty or give me death.", which were said when he was advocating to the people of Virginia to carry arms for self defense.

Henry was also one of the most ardent supporters of Republicanism along with peers like Samuel Adams and Thomas Paine. He was one of the supporters for starting the war of independence and he was outspoken in his opinion of corrupt government officials.

Once American achieved its independence, Patrick Henry became the leader of the anti federalist in the state of Virginia and these people were against the US Constitution. They were worried that the Constitution would jeopardize the rights of individual states and would also imperil the freedom of people.

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Patrick Henry Biography      Born in 1736, in Virginia, Patrick Henry was one of the best orators America ever produced. At the age of twenty-four, he decided to study law. His orating skills were well recognized and appreciated by large sections of the society. In fact, it is believed that many people would turn up to listen to his speech irrespective of whether they were involved in the case or not. Four year later, he was elected to the House of Burgesses, Virginia. More..




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