“Give me Liberty, or Give me Death!”

On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry delivered a memorable speech to the Second Virginia Convention at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia, closing with the often-quoted demand, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” Born on May 29, 1736, Patrick Henry was an American attorney, planter, and orator. A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776 … Continue reading “Give me Liberty, or Give me Death!”