Patrick Henry By: Hannah COX

Patrick Henry was an American attorney, planter and politician who became known as an orator during the movement for independence in Virginia.

Patrick Henry lead the opposition to the stamp act 1765 and is remembered for his "Give me liberty, or give me death!" speech. Along with Samuel Adams and Thomas Paine, he is regarded as one of the most influential champions of Republicanism and an enthusiastic promoter of the American Revolution and its fight for independence.He did not oppose the United States Constitution, fearing that it endangered the rights of the States as well as the freedoms of individuals; he helped gain adoption of the Bill of Rights.

After he married, Henry began acquiring extensive land holdings. By 1779, along with his cousin and her husband, Henry owned a 10,000-acre plantation known as Leather wood.

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