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Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 ¿ June 6, 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known best for his "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech, given at the Second Virginia Convention at St. John's Episcopal Church in Richmond. Henry was one of the most influential and radical advocates of the American Revolutionary War and republicanism. He spoke out against corruption in government officials and was a great defender of historic rights. Henry is also known for the quote, "If this be treason, make the most of it! "
Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 ¿ June 6, 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known best for his "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech, given at the Second Virginia Convention at St. John's Episcopal Church in Richmond. Henry was one of the most influential and radical advocates of the American Revolutionary War and republicanism. He spoke out against corruption in government officials and was a great defender of historic rights. Henry is also known for the quote, "If this be treason, make the most of it! " « Show less

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  • Central Florida YMCA April 1 Prayer Breakfast

     
    YMCA is bringing Patrick Henry Hughes to Orlando on April 1 deliver a message at Central Florida’s official prayer breakfast during Holy Week.  The YMCA of Central Florida will host the 16th Annual Celebration of Prayer from 7 a.m–8:1...
  • Tea party rallies across Southern California bash taxes, spending

     
    Several boisterous "tea party" rallies occurred Thursday in Southern California, as demonstrators used tax day to protest government spending and what they consider high taxes. Politicians joined demonstrators at afternoon events in Irvine and the Santa...
  • Granada Hills school declared safe after 'suspicious package' discovered

     
    A "suspicious package" that led to the evacuation of Patrick Henry Middle School in Granada Hills turned out to be harmless, police said. The package was discovered about 9 a.m. in the school's administration building at 17340 W. San Jose......
  • Zorn & Byrne search for middle ground between left and right

     
    Veteran Chicago commentator Dennis Byrne is a weekly contributor to the Tribune's commentary pages and the proprietor of The Barbershop, a ChicagoNow blog. In Tuesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to discuss liberalism vs. conservatism and...
  • Brand X Files: Alicia Keys marries. Have elites abandoned us? Lindsay Lohan in rehab for meth addiction?

     
    Alicia Keys marries producer Swizz Beatz: Wedding in Corsica officiated by Dr. Deepak Chopra. Guests reportedly include Bono and Queen Latifah. (N.Y. Post) The new normal: Growth is slowing, and the odds are that unemployment will rise, not fall, in the...
  • In Campaign 2008, the story's the thing

    On the front page of Thursday's Los Angeles Times was a story about John McCain. It was not really a news article but a story that could have begun: "Once upon a time ... " We were told McCain's history, from his parents' romantic elopement to Tijuana...
  • L.A.'s Nostradamus

    THE science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein was born in Missouri, and his fiction was mostly set in the future and on distant planets. But there's no question that Heinlein — born 100 years ago this week — was one of Southern California's...
  • City Guide: Williamsburg

    WILLIAMSBURG Packed into nine square miles, Williamsburg is bursting with history — it's No. 1 claim to international fame. The city was the capital of Virginia at the time of the Revolution, and one can visit a reproduction of the capital where...
  • People, places and things that make Hampton Roads famous: Presidents, celebrities and more

    Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through — as well as places and things. Its known for its Bacon (as in Nathaniel), its ham (as in Smithfield), its presidents...
  • The Peninsula offers opportunities for biking, fishing and more

    BIKING/CYCLING The Peninsula offers many opportunities for cycling enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy group rides, solo jaunts or competitions, Hampton Roads has many opportunities. Courses and trailways in the Tidewater region tend to be flat but are often...
  • Hit the road: Nearby attractions

    >Many destinations are within easy driving distance of Hampton Roads. Pack a cooler, fill up the tank and hit the road. 1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate army are still a...
  • Never forget: History museums

    From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our region to history. HISTORY MUSEUMS 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets, missiles, rockets and a children's playground....