Henry's speech helped inspire the American Revolution.
(Liberty) Bell Work
Read the sentence below.
Do you see any problems?
Do not rewrite the sentence. In fact, don't even fix the sentence. Instead, on your paper, tell the writer three things that need to be corrected.
your opinion must be suported by evidence
Augment the sentence below to greatly improve it. Record your improved sentence on your paper.
She doesn't care.
*Augment: make (something) greater by adding to it
what words would head your list and why?
Using Patrick Henry's name,
create a list of words to fit in the categories below.
Pay particular attention to spelling patterns.
Define the following words:
Analyze the famous painting shown here (right). Check out the details.
It was a powerful message, inspiring many to join his opinion. The last paragraph of the speech follows:
Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace, but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
The speech can be read in its entirety on Colonial Williamsburg's page. On that page, one may also listen to the speech, read by an actor.
What Is Your Passion?
What is one thing you are passionate about? Make a speech! Be dramatic. Think about all of the reasons why you love your one thing so much and make those the points of your speech.