Patrick Henry

By sacdwer
  • Birth

    Birth
    This is the day that Patrick Henry was born.
  • Patrick Henry's Business

    Patrick Henry's Business
    This is the date that Patrick Henry and his brother, William Henry, opened there own store. It promptly failed but from this Patrick Henry was able to determine what he wanted to be.
  • Marriage

    Marriage
    This is the day that Patrick got married to his first wife, Sarah Shelton.
  • Parsons Cause

    Parsons Cause
    This is the date that the name Patrick Hnery would become famous. Parson's Cause was the debate at whether the people or the crown would set the price that the tobbaco farmers had to pay to te clergy. Here he argued that a king who would go against his peoples wishes is nobody but a tyrant.
  • Stamp Act is Passed

    Stamp Act is Passed
    This is when the Stamp Act is officially passed. This is important because Patrick Henry fiercely opposed any 'taxation without representation' and organized protests against this.
  • House of Burgesses

    House of Burgesses
    This is when Patrick Henry was elected into the House of Burgesses and was what started his carrer as a politician. While in the House of Burgesses he was able to make some reforms and become known as 'Radical'
  • Stamp Act Repealed

    Stamp Act Repealed
    This is when the Stamp Act was repealed. This is a major event since people were beginning to take on the ideal of 'no taxation without representation.'
  • Becomes a Lawyer

    Becomes a Lawyer
    This is the date that Patrick Henry was officially called a lawyer. While a lawyer people recognized that Patrick Henry was very determined and a very skilled speaker.
  • Resolutions for America

    Resolutions for America
    This is the date that, along with Thomas Jefferson and Richard Henry Lee, Patrick Henry set-up some resolutions for the government of America during the now inevitable war.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    This is the date that the Boston Tea Party occured. Though Patrick Henry was not directly involved he did fast along with everybody else at the House of Burgesses in honor of the event.
  • Elected to the Board of the Continetal Congress

    Elected to the Board of the Continetal Congress
    This is the date that Patrick Henry is elected to the Continental Congress Board. This is where he can speak about his ideas of America becoming an independent country.
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    This is the date that the First Continental Congress was held. It is here that Patrick Henry and several others talked of the idea of America becoming an independent country.
  • Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death

    Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
    This is the date that Patrick Henry made his famous speech that said that 'taxation without representation is tyranny.' He is reported saying "Give me liberty or give me death!"
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    This was the Second Continental Congress where delegates from all of the colonies met and started drafting the Declaration of Independence.
  • Colonel of the Army

    Colonel of the Army
    This is the day that Patrick Henry was made the colonel of the first Virginian Army. He was te leader of about 1000 men.
  • Virginia Militia Leader

    Virginia Militia Leader
    This is the date where Patrick Henry was called the Virginian Militia Leader. He would organize the defenses that Virginia nedded and that the towns in Virginia so desperately required.
  • Founding a College

    Founding a College
    On this day both Patrick Henry and James Madison were elected as part of the founding trustees of the Hampden-Sydney College. Patrick worked at and encouraged the college until his death in 1799.
  • Death of Sarah Shelton

    Death of Sarah Shelton
    This is the date that Patrick Henry's first wife, Sarah Shelton, died to an unknown disease.
  • Decleration of Independence Signed

    Decleration of Independence Signed
    This is the date that the Declaration of Independence was signed. Though Patrick Henry didn't sign this document it did affect his politics as a governor.
  • Elected as Virginian Governor

    Elected as Virginian Governor
    This is the first time that Patrick Henry is elected as the governor. This is exactly one day after the Decleration of Independence is signed. This means that Patrick Henry can express his views about freedom to the virginian population.
  • The Second Marriage

    The Second Marriage
    This is the date when Patrick Henry married his second wife Dorothea Dandridge after his former wife died to an unknown disease.
  • Elected as Virginian Governor Again

    Elected as Virginian Governor Again
    This is the date that Patrick Henry was elected as the Governor of Virginia again. This is after the American Revolution has ended and it is in this position that he states that he fiercely opposes slavery.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    This is where all the delegates from the colonies met to amend the Articles of Confederation that was put in place so that the colonies would have a government in case they won the American Revolution. However instead of fixing the current government several delegates banded together and stated that they should form a new type of government. They made the government federalist based. Patrick Henry refused to come to this meeting.
  • Virginia Convention of 1788

    Virginia Convention of 1788
    This was the date of the 'Ratifying Convention.' This was where all the Virginian Representatives met to conclude whether virginia would be federalist or anti-federalist.
  • Elected as an Elector

    Elected as an Elector
    This is teh date that Patrick Henry was elected as an elector to vote in the 1789 election.
  • Death

    Death
    This is the day that the famous politician and lawyer Patrick Henry died.