• Patrick Henry

  • Champion of Liberty
  • By: Jon Kukla
  • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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By: Jon Kukla
Narrated by: Paul Woodson
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Born in 1736, Patrick Henry was an attorney and a planter and an outstanding orator in the movement for independence. A contemporary of Washington, Henry stood with John and Samuel Adams among the leaders of the colonial resistance to Great Britain that ultimately created the United States. The first governor of Virginia after independence, he was reelected several times. After declining to attend the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Henry opposed the Constitution, arguing that it granted too much power to the central government. Although he denounced slavery as evil, like many other Southern slave owners, he accepted its continuation. Henry pushed vigorously for the 10 amendments to the new Constitution and then supported Washington and national unity against the bitter party divisions of the 1790s. He was enormously influential in his time, but his accomplishments, other than his oratory, were subsequently all but forgotten.

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