Words are Powerful! Patrick Henry’s “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” Word Wall Poster is up. Looking back at the American Revolution we often think that most colonists wanted to be independent from Great British, but that was not the case. Those calling for independence were in the minority at the start of the war. Speeches like these, where men and women, spoke out against the popular opinion of the time changed the course of history for our nation. When we talk about this speech and analyze it in my class, I really focus on the importance and power of words. Nerd Alert Very few know that the speech was not transcribed by Henry. His biographer, William Wirt, reconstructed the speech based on interviews taken from those in attendance that day.
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