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American Revolution Reading Comprehension Worksheet

Directions: Read the passage and answer the questions below.


There are few Americans who are not familiar with Patrick Henry�s cry "give me liberty or give me death." This fiery speech is popular not only as a document of the revolutionary struggle but as one of the great speeches of all time. Patrick Henry served in the French and Indian Wars and first attracted attention as the leader of the objections to the Stamp Act in the Virginia House of Burgesses. In this speech, he argues that the colonists have no other choice after exhausting all the avenues for reconciliation with Britain.
1. Who is famous for the words "give me liberty or give me death!"?



2. In what wars did Patrick Henry serve?



3. In what U.S. State did the hearings on the Stamp Act take place?



4. What was the speakers motive for the words "give me liberty or give me death!"?



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