Patrick Henry: America's Greatest Orator
Written By: Chip Wood | Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2011
America's greatest orator was born on May 29, 1736. I'm referring to Patrick Henry, whose "give me liberty or give me death" speech to the Virginia House of Burgess marked an important turning point in our battle for independence.
Here's how Paul Johnson, one of America's greatest historians, describes the moment in his book, A History of the American People. Patrick began his remarks by asking,
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