Chapter 2: Origins of American
"Patrick HenryAmerican Patriot"
In this chapter you learned about why the colonists grew resentful
of British rule, the ways in which the colonists united to
achieve independence, and the new government they created
following the revolution. Independence was a costly and difficult
endeavor, but the colonists believed that it was a goal worth
fighting for. One such colonist, Patrick Henry, was especially
adamant about his desire for freedom.
Destination Title: Colonial
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Start at the Colonial Williamsburg Web site.
- Click on Politics on the menu in the center of the page.
- Scroll down and click on "Give
Me Liberty or Give Me Death!"
- Read Patrick Henry's speech
to the president of the Constitutional Convention, taking
notes as you go.
After you have read through the
information, answer the following questions.