What Was The Purpose Of Patrick Henry's Speech

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Patrick Henry: The great speech

Words that will never be forgotten out of Patrick Henry’s speech are “Give me liberty or give me death”. On March 23, 1775 those words became part of American history, the speech took place at the Third Virginia Convention which was held in St. John's Church in Richmond. The speech was to discuss the relations with Great Britain. What was the purpose of Patrick Henry’s speech and how did it lead to the revolutionary war. Patrick Henry was 39 when he gave his speech. Patrick was a an American attorney, a lawyer. Patrick was also part of The Sons of Liberty. The Sons of Liberty was a group of shopkeepers and artisans who called themselves the Loyal Nine. Patrick was a good man, local citizens also knew him