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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 vídeo (Total de 5 min), 2 leituras
Video1 vídeos
Reading2 leituras
Links to Patrick Henry Resources10min
Patrick Henry's Family Tree10min

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Patrick Henry: Failure and Success

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Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 42 min), 1 teste
Video7 videos
Patrick Henry's Education10min
The Problem of Slavery7min
Virginia's Newest Lawyer6min
The Parson's Cause: Background4min
The Parson's Cause: "Treason!"8min
Conclusion: Patrick Henry Failures and Successes2min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Henry's early life24min

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Revolutionary Henry

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Reading
8 vídeos (Total de 52 min), 1 teste
Video8 videos
The Stamp Act Resolves: "Treason!"11min
Successful Lawyer5min
The Coming of the Revolution7min
"Give me liberty, or give me death"7min
Colonel Henry, Governor Henry7min
Governor Jefferson Flees5min
Conclusion: Thomas Jefferson versus Patrick Henry2min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Revolutionary Henry24min

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Constitutional Henry

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11 vídeos (Total de 69 min), 1 teste
Video11 videos
Post-war Legislator and the Failed Religious Assessment10min
Governor Henry, Again6min
The "Critical Period"3min
Patrick Henry and the Constitutional Convention7min
Challenges to the Proposed Constitution6min
Patrick Henry, Anti-Federalist3min
The Anti-Federalists Challenge the Constitution6min
The Anti-Federalists' Influence7min
Loyal Opposition10min
Conclusion: Constitutional Henry4min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Constitutional Henry24min
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por 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.

por HKJul 10th 2017

There's so much to learn and it is presented in such an engaging manner. It made me want to go out and learn more about Patrick Henry.

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