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Title: Patrick Henry


1
Patrick Henry
  • Speech to the Virginia Convention

2
Instructions
  • Patrick Henry is remembered for giving his famous
    speech Speech to the Virginia Convention.
  • This website contains links to several different
    web pages about Patrick Henry. You will visit
    each of these links looking for specific
    information and details about Patrick Henry.
  • After you have all of the information, you will
    make an inference or educated guess about the
    purpose of Patrick Henrys speech.
  • You will have 1 day to complete this assignment.
    Your information is due at the end of class.

3
Who is Patrick Henry? Background information
  • Click this link
  • http//www.notablebiographies.com/He-Ho/Henry-Patr
    ick.html
  • Hint check the section Slow Start
  • You need to find the following information
  • When was Patrick Henry born?
  • Where was Patrick Henry born?
  • How did he receive his education?
  • What job did he hold?

4
Patrick Henry The Revolutionary and the Patriot
  • Patrick Henry is famous for being a revolutionary
    in colonial America. He was also an American
    patriot.
  • Visit the following link. Look at definition 2.
    Write it/explain it in your own words
  • http//www.learnersdictionary.com/search/revolutio
    nary
  • Then, visit the following link. Read the
    definition. Then, write it/explain it in your own
    words.
  • http//www.learnersdictionary.com/search/patriot

5
The House of Burgesses
  • In 1765, Patrick Henry was elected to the
    Virginia House of Burgesses.
  • Visit this link to find out about the House of
    Burgesses. Then, answer the following questions.
  • http//www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushis
    tory/houseofburgesses.htm
  • What was the House of Burgesses?
  • What act did Patrick Henry protest through the
    House of Burgesses?

6
The First Continental Congress
  • After being a member of the Virginia House of
    Burgesses, Patrick Henry was elected into the
    First Continental Congress.
  • Visit the following link. Then, answer the
    following questions.
  • http//www.usfca.edu/fac_staff/conwell/revolution/
    congress.htm
  • What were the Intolerable Acts?
  • Where did the First Continental Congress meet?
  • What did the Continental Congress hope to do?

7
Patrick Henrys Speech to the Virginia Convention
  • The Virginia Convention
  • Patrick Henry returned to Virginia from the
    Continental Congress around March 23, 1775.
  • He relayed the information from the Continental
    Congress meeting to the colonial leaders in
    Virginia.
  • Visiting the following link to find out more
    about his speech. Answer the following questions.
  • http//www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/bookmarks
    /henry/page1.htm
  • First, check the third paragraph. In your own
    words, what were the colonial leaders discussing
    at the Virginia Convention?
  • What was Patrick Henrys opinion on the debates?
    Check the fifth paragraph.
  • Did Patrick Henry do a good job of convincing the
    Convention? How do you know (Check paragraph 6)

8
Patrick Henry Images
  • Visit the following link. Look closely at the
    artist portrayals of Patrick Henry while giving
    his speech.
  • http//www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/bookmarks
    /henry/henry_images.htm
  • Based on these images, how would characterize or
    explain Patrick Henry?

9
Patrick Henrys Famous Words
  • Patrick Henry is famous for one specific
    quotation from this speech.
  • Give me liberty, or give me death
  • In your own words, explain what you think this
    means. Use the knowledge you have gained from
    this scavenger hunt.
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