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Give me liberty or give me death


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ISBN
9789635245499,
9635245491,
Language
English
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Subject HISTORY -- United States -- Revolutionary Period (1775-1800) -- bisacsh
Oratory. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01047214

Description

"'Give me Liberty, or give me Death'!" is a famous quotation attributed to Patrick Henry from a speech he made to the Virginia Convention. It was given March 23, 1775, at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, and is credited with having swung the balance in convincing the Virginia House of Burgesses to pass a resolution delivering the Virginia troops to the Revolutionary War. Among the delegates to the convention were future US Presidents Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Reportedly, those in attendance, upon hearing the speech, shouted, "To arms! To arms!"


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