At which event did Patrick Henry deliver his “give me liberty, or give me death” speech on this day in 1775?
-Battle of Bunker Hill
-Boston Tea Party
Answer: The Virginia Conventions were a series of five meetings that were held in which representatives from the colonies gathered to decide the future relations between the colonies and England. The second convention met in Richmond, Virginia, for a one-week period in 1775. At the convention, Patrick Henry initiated a program for defensive action and presented his celebrated “Give me liberty or give me death” speech, which inspired the colonists to follow the cause. It was on this day in 1775, Henry declared, “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
The Virginia Conventions have been the assemblies of delegates elected for the purpose of establishing constitutions of fundamental law for the Commonwealth of Virginia superior to General Assembly legislation. Wikipedia
Start date: 1774