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“Give me liberty, or give me death:” Remembering Patrick Henry, the Forgotten Founder Patrick Henry was enormously popular during the American Revolution. Even Thomas Jefferson, who over time developed a deep loathing of Henry (some would say jealousy), had to admit that “it is not now easy to say what we should have done without Patrick Henry.” Edmund Randolph, a patriot leader in his own right, explained that “It was Patrick Henry … awakening 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.” Yet, today, Patrick Henry is ill-remembered; most Americans might recall at best perhaps a snippet from a famous speech: “give me liberty, or give me death.” The reasons for our historic forgetfulness are several: after the Revolution, Henry chose to oppose ratification of the U.S. Constitution, believing that it created a distant and too-powerful government, and he refused proffered position in George Washington’s administration, diminishing his historic memory. Equally important, Henry died in 1799 shortly after a political campaign in which, at Washington’s behest, he opposed Jefferson’s and James Madison’s ill-advised radical states’ rights attack on the U.S. government, and Jefferson spent the next twenty-six years systematically attacking Henry’s legacy. Patrick Henry, who helped to ignite a revolution, deserves better. This course will explore how he over¬came challenges to reach the pinnacle of Virginia politics and unite Americans behind a challenge to Britain – the eighteenth century’s super-power, why he opposed the U.S. Constitu¬tion, and why he then came out of retirement to defend the people’s Constitution against the attacks of Jefferson and Madison. Participants should evaluate Henry’s role in proclaiming a revolution and consider whether he had an equally important role in saving it. The course should also develop an improved appreciation for the complex political, economic, and religious forces that shaped the early republic. As a biographical course, it also demonstrates how personalities play an important role in even the most foundational national history. Image Attribution: The background image for this webpage is Patrick Henry before the Virginia House of Burgesses by Peter F. Rothermel (1851) with special thanks to the owner, the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation. The painting of Patrick Henry's 1765 "Caesar had his Brutus" speech (discussed in the second lecture) is entirely romanticized -- neither Henry nor the House of Burgesses looked at all like this -- but it does show that hagiography of Henry, almost god-like veneration, began shortly after this death....
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Course Introduction

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Reading
1 vidéo (Total 5 min), 2 lectures
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Reading2 lectures
Links to Patrick Henry Resources10 min
Patrick Henry's Family Tree10 min

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Patrick Henry: Failure and Success

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Reading
7 vidéos (Total 42 min), 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Patrick Henry's Education10 min
The Problem of Slavery7 min
Virginia's Newest Lawyer6 min
The Parson's Cause: Background4 min
The Parson's Cause: "Treason!"8 min
Conclusion: Patrick Henry Failures and Successes2 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Henry's early life24 min

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Revolutionary Henry

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Reading
8 vidéos (Total 52 min), 1 quiz
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The Stamp Act Resolves: "Treason!"11 min
Successful Lawyer5 min
The Coming of the Revolution7 min
"Give me liberty, or give me death"7 min
Colonel Henry, Governor Henry7 min
Governor Jefferson Flees5 min
Conclusion: Thomas Jefferson versus Patrick Henry2 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Revolutionary Henry24 min

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Constitutional Henry

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11 vidéos (Total 69 min), 1 quiz
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Post-war Legislator and the Failed Religious Assessment10 min
Governor Henry, Again6 min
The "Critical Period"3 min
Patrick Henry and the Constitutional Convention7 min
Challenges to the Proposed Constitution6 min
Patrick Henry, Anti-Federalist3 min
The Anti-Federalists Challenge the Constitution6 min
The Anti-Federalists' Influence7 min
Loyal Opposition10 min
Conclusion: Constitutional Henry4 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Constitutional Henry24 min
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par CMJul 7th 2017

I really enjoyed the course. It was well presented and easy to follow. I would recommend it to anyone who may have an interest in the people who founded our great country.

par SHSep 6th 2017

Well presented. Little known facts about the life and political aspects of Patrick Henry made to keep a learner interested. Thank you.

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