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  Patrick Henry - LoveToKnow 1911
PATRICK HENRY (1736-1799), American statesman and orator, was born at Studley, Hanover county, Virginia, on the 29th of May 1736.
He was the son of John Henry, a welleducated Scotsman, among whose relatives was the historian William Robertson, and who served in Virginia as county surveyor, colonel and judge of a county court.
Henry was twice married, first to Sarah Skelton, and second to Dorothea Spotswood Dandridge, a grand-daughter of Governor Alexander Spotswood.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Patrick_Henry   (1004 words)

  
 Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry was born in Hanover County, Virginia in 1736, to John and Sarah Winston Henry.
Henry's call to arms was carried over the protests of more conservative patriots and was one of the causes of the order for Lord Dunmore, the royal governor, to remove some gunpowder from the Magazine.
Henry served in the Virginia House of Burgesses; he was a member of the Virginia committee of Correspondence, a delegate to the Virginia Convention, and a delegate to the Virginia Constitution Ratification Convention.
www.history.org /Almanack/people/bios/biohen.cfm   (556 words)

  
  Patrick Henry - MSN Encarta
Henry held that government was a contract between the king and his subjects and that George III had broken the contract by attempting to deprive Virginians of their natural rights.
In 1765 Henry was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses in Williamsburg.
Henry was motivated by his opposition to the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions, which gave states the authority to determine the constitutionality of federal laws.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761553475/Patrick_Henry.html   (998 words)

  
 Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry's personality was a curious antidote to the stern honor of Washington, the refined logic of Jefferson, and the well-tempered industry of Franklin.
In 1776, Henry was elected Governor of Virginia.
Patrick Henry was a strong critic of the constitution proposed in 1787.
www.ushistory.org /declaration/related/henry.htm   (565 words)

  
 PATRICKHENRY
Henry was an active attorney throughout his political involvement with the revolution, unlike many of his political colleagues, whose legal practices were only tangential to their main efforts.
Henry's speaking style was a departure from the tradition of American oratory, which emphasized formal learning and allusions to classical texts.
Henry became the first governor of the free state of Virginia, serving five terms, and was elected to several terms in the state legislature.
www.multied.com /Bio/RevoltBIOS/HenryPartick.html   (385 words)

  
 Patrick Henry
Henry failed as both a storekeeper and a farmer before being admitted to the Virginia bar in 1760.
Patrick Henry was less hopeful, but he seemed to be in the minority.
After the war Henry's influence in the legislature tended to be sporadic because of his habit of leaving before the end of the session.
www.americanrevwar.homestead.com /files/HENRY.HTM   (733 words)

  
 A Journey Towards Freedom
Patrick Henry was born on May 29, 1736 in the frontier region of Hanover, Virginia.
Henry became a political figure in the colonies and a leader of revolution.
Henry was later appointed Commander-in-Chief of Virginia's military and Colonel of the first regiment.
library.thinkquest.org /10966/data/bhenry.shtml   (349 words)

  
 Patrick Henry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Henry led the opposition to it, and was the only one noted by John Adams in his diary as opposing it in debate.
Henry moved in the Virginia convention that the colony be put into a state of defense at once, preparatory to the war, which was imminent, and carried his motion by a speech that for true eloquence has never been surpassed.
Henry was twice married--first to Sarah Shelton, daughter of a neighbor, and afterward to Dorothea Spotswood Dandridge, a granddaughter of Governor Alexander Spotswood.
famousamericans.net /patrickhenry   (3665 words)

  
 Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry was born in Hanover County, Virginia May 29, 1736 to John and Sarah Henry.
Henry argued that any king who would veto a law implemented by a locally elected council is not a father to the people but a tyrant undeserving of the allegiance of his subjects.
Henry was equally as vociferous in his opposition of the 1765 Stamp Act which he voiced at the Virginia House of Burgesses.
mrnussbaum.com /henry.htm   (373 words)

  
 Virginia Sentinel: The Principled Dissent of Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry is widely known as a figure of the Revolution.
What Henry is not well known for is his dissent from the Constitution during the ratification process that unfolded in 1787 and 1788.
Patrick Henry's life can be seen as a conservative vehicle for democracy in a century bursting with liberty.
www.geocities.com /mlp0493/henry/henryindex.html   (640 words)

  
 Patrick Henry Biography Brief
Patrick Henry embodied the spirit of American courage and patriotism.
Henry's was the first voice raised against England in her attempt to impose taxation without representation.
George Washington persuaded Patrick Henry to become a candidate for the state legislature in 1799.
www.redhill.org /biography.html   (410 words)

  
 Patrick Henry Was Born
Even as a young man, Patrick Henry had that kind of influence in the American Colonies.
Born on May 29, 1736, Henry, a natural leader and a brilliant speaker, believed in individual rights and independence from the British government.
As a young lawyer, he astonished his courtroom audience in 1763 with an eloquent defense based on the idea of natural rights, the political theory that humans are born with certain inalienable (incapable of being surrendered) rights.
www.americaslibrary.gov /cgi-bin/page.cgi/jb/colonial/henry_1   (158 words)

  
 Patrick Henry: Enemy of the State by Ryan McMaken
Henry never wavered in his support of American independence during the eight years of the Revolution, but perhaps his most valiant effort to preserve American liberties came with the ratification debates over the Constitution of 1787.
Henry was a defender of the Articles of Confederation, the government formed during the waning days of the Revolutions, and which had provided the colonies peace and international recognition ever since.
At the Virginia ratification debates of 1788, Patrick Henry denied that the propaganda of the Federalists was based on anything but scare tactics, and defied the Federalists to provide convincing evidence that the Articles of Confederation had not provided what the colonists had fought for in the Revolution.
www.lewrockwell.com /mcmaken/mcmaken93.html   (1381 words)

  
 Patrick Henry - Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
Henry was the delegate from Hanover County at the meeting to discuss the recent proceedings of America's First Continental Congress.
Henry's reputation as a fiery and passionate orator preceded his appearance at the convention.
Patrick Henry was a lawyer, patriot, orator and a participant in every phase of America's founding.
www.earlyamerica.com /earlyamerica/bookmarks/henry/page1.htm   (420 words)

  
 Patrick Henry (Fact Sheet)
MISCELLANEOUS: Patrick Henry was one of the most outspoken opponents of the Stamp Act.
Governor Dunmore dissolved the assembly, but 89 of the Burgesses gathered at the Raleigh Tavern and, under Henry's leadership, proposed that all the colonies meet in a Continental congress.
Henry collected the militia of Hanover County and marched toward Williamsburg.
www.history.org /Almanack/people/bios/biohen2.cfm   (278 words)

  
 Annals of Education: God and Country: The New Yorker
In the last days before the 2004 Presidential election, Patrick Henry College, in Purcellville, Virginia, excused all its students from classes, because so many of them were working on campaigns or wanted to go to the swing states to get out the vote for George W. Bush.
Muench, like eighty-five per cent of the students at Patrick Henry, was homeschooled, in her case in rural Idaho.
Patrick Henry’s president, Michael Farris, is a lawyer and minister who has worked for Christian causes for decades.
www.newyorker.com /fact/content/articles/050627fa_fact   (1278 words)

  
 TVA: Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir
Fort Patrick Henry Reservoir, on the South Fork Holston River in east Tennessee, extends 10 miles upstream from the dam to Boone Dam.
Fort Patrick Henry is named after the colonial fort, also known as Long Island Station, that was established nearby at the site of present-day Kingsport, Tennessee.
The generating capacity of Fort Patrick Henry Dam is 59,400 kilowatts of electricity.
www.tva.gov /sites/fortpatrickhenry.htm   (171 words)

  
 Patrick Henry Speech - Liberty or Death!
On March 23, in Virginia, the largest colony in America, a meeting of the colony's delegates was held in St. John's church in Richmond.
Resolutions were presented by Patrick Henry putting the colony of Virginia "into a posture of defense...embodying, arming, and disciplining such a number of men as may be sufficient for that purpose." Before the vote was taken on his resolutions, Henry delivered the speech below, imploring the delegates to vote in favor.
He spoke without any notes in a voice that became louder and louder, climaxing with the now famous ending.
www.historyplace.com /speeches/henry.htm   (1384 words)

  
 RichmondLiberty.org: Events Archives
Patrick Henry Supper Club - Sept. 4, 2007
As usual, the Patrick Henry Supper Club will meet on the first Tuesday of the month (Sept 4, 2007).
Patrick Henry Supper Club - May 1, 2007
www.richmondliberty.org /mt/events   (2362 words)

  
 The Bible College That Leads to the White House
At Patrick Henry, the students - about 75 per cent of whom have been taught at home rather than in schools - are required to sign a statement of faith before they arrive, confirming (among other things) that they have a literal belief in the teachings of the Bible.
The man entrusted with the education of Patrick Henry's students is Paul Bonicelli, a former staffer on the House of Representatives international relations committee and now the college's dean of academic affairs.
Patrick Henry College is an institution devoted to spreading its word, spreading its view of the world, and helping to place its students in positions of authority and influence.
www.commondreams.org /headlines04/0421-09.htm   (2007 words)

  
 Governor Patrick Henry
Scotsman Governor Patrick Henry saw to it that a religious freedom section, section 15, was included in the Virginia Constitution in July 1776 at the time of Virginia's independence and his election as its first Governor.
Earlier in the 1760's Patrick Henry, then a Virginia militia Colonel, faced down the Colonial Governor of Virginia with Henry's militia troops and forced the British Governor in the famous "Gunpowder Affair" to return a large quantity of gunpowder set aside for the Virginia militia by the Colonial legislature.
Patrick Henry of Scottish descent was later first Governor of Virginia in 1776 and is given credit for being responsible for our 1789-90 Bill of Rights which we have and its precious freedoms of speech and religion which it contains.
www.electricscotland.com /history/america/patrick_henry.htm   (1240 words)

  
 The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty - Mission Statement   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty is a nonprofit, charitable and educational foundation incorporated in Virginia.
Patrick Henry, famous for his ability to rouse citizens of all rank with his oratory gifts and courage to face down oppressive government, is best known for his "give me liberty, or give me death" speech.
In support of the ideals of Patrick Henry, the Center was formed to educate the public about his life and philosophy, and to support and promote Freedom of Speech, as well as the other Constitutional safeguards blessed to Americans in the Bill of Rights.
www.patrickhenrycenter.org /mission.html   (409 words)

  
 Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry was born in Hanover County, north of Richmond, Virginia.
In 1763, Henry moved to the forefront as a champion of colonial freedoms in the case known as the Parsons' Cause.
In 1765, Henry was elected to the House of Burgesses and furthered his radical reputation in the debate over the Stamp Act.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h606.html   (626 words)

  
 Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry was born on May 29, 1736 in Virginia.
Henry was a farmer and storekeeper before he started as a lawyer/politician.
Henry was elected governor of Virginia in 1776 and served until 1779 (again was elected 1784-86) as governor.
russell.gresham.k12.or.us /Colonial_America/Patrick_Henry.html   (304 words)

  
 Today in History: May 29
Henry went on to serve as a member of the first Virginia Committee of Correspondence, which facilitated inter-colonial cooperation, and as a delegate to the Continental Congresses of 1774 and 1775.
Henry was the first elected governor of the state of Virginia, serving five one-year terms in this office from 1776-79 and again from 1784-86, alternating with terms as a member of the state legislature.
In 1788 Henry opposed Virginia's ratification of the new U.S. Constitution because of his concern that the rights of individuals and of states were inadequately protected.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/today/may29.html   (1241 words)

  
 American Revolution - Patrick Henry
Henry failed as both a storekeeper and a farmer before being admitted to the Virginia bar in 1760.
Henry's effectiveness as an orator gave him a commanding influence in the legislature throughout his life.
After the war Henry's influence in the legislature tended to be sporadic because of his habit of leaving before the end of the session.
www.americanrevolution.com /PatrickHenry1.htm   (664 words)

  
 Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry, Southern orator and statesman, whose fiery patriotism was influential in leading the colonies toward revolution.
Henry was born on May 29, 1736, in Hanover County, Virginia, and was largely self-educated.
Henry's reputation as a passionate and fiery orator exceeded even that of Samuel Adams.
www.knowsouthernhistory.net /Biographies/Patrick_Henry   (825 words)

  
 Henry, Patrick. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Henry bitterly denounced (1765) the Stamp Act and in the years that followed helped fan the fires of revolt in the South.
Henry became a leader among the so-called radicals and spoke clearly for individual liberties.
Although he later became a Federalist, Henry opposed ratification of the U.S. Constitution, believing that it endangered state sovereignty, and he worked successfully to have the first 10 amendments (Bill of Rights) added to the Constitution.
www.bartleby.com /65/he/HenryPa.html   (261 words)

  
 Newspaper Article: Patrick Henry
Henry's immortal words on March 20, 1775, when he called upon Virginians to arm, take on renewed significance in the face of present-day worldwide persecution and denial of civil and religious rights.
Henry was thought in his attitude to resemble St. Paul, while preaching at Athens, and to speak as man was never known to speak before.
"It was Patrick Henry, born in obscurity, poor, and without the advantages of literature, rousing the genius of his country and binding a band of patriots together to hurl defiance at the tyranny of so formidable a nation as Great Britain.
richmondthenandnow.com /Newspaper-Articles/Patrick-Henry.html   (2712 words)

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