Patrick Henry: “Liberty or Death” Speech

(1775)

Glossary

  • awful enormously important, extremely shocking, or so impressive as to inspire awe
  • extentuate to lessen the seriousness of a mistake or wrongdoing
  • insidious slowly and subtly harmful or destructive
  • irresolution the state of being unsure and unable to make decisions
  • remonstrated reasoned or pleaded forcefully
  • supplicated begged
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A drawing depicting Patrick Henry delivering his famous speech (Library of Congress)

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