Give Me Liberty: Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death!
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Patrick Henry gives his famous "Give me liberty, or give me death" speech in which he advocates for the colonies to become independent of the British empire through war. He claims that the colonists had tried everything to prevent war up to this point and that war is the only option left unless they want to be subjects of Great Britain and stripped of their liberties.

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  1. According to Patrick Henry, why have the British sent their armies and navies?
  2. How have the colonists responded to British measures according to Mr. Henry?
  3. What does Patrick Henry call for?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze causes of the American Revolution, including the Proclamation of 1763, the Intolerable Acts,...
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    explain the roles played by significant individuals during the American Revolution, including Abigai...
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    explain the issues surrounding important events of the American Revolution, including declaring inde...

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