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"Give me liberty!"

By Rebecca Price Janney, Mar 25 2019 12:07PM

Virginian Patrick Henry is one of America’s most famous orators. Born in Hanover County in 1736, he bounced around in his youth, home educated, running a store, helping out at his faith-in-law’s tavern. Few people would have pegged him for greatness. He started practicing law in 1760, after educating himself, and quickly distinguished himself, so much so that he became a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses. It was there he gave one of the most rousing, and memorable speeches in American history.

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