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Henry, Patrick

  • By: Caryn E. Neumann
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

Patrick Henry (1736–1799), born in Virginia as a member of the gentry, was a gifted speaker who persuaded the opposition within his influential state to agree to the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.

As a young man, Henry was not particularly bookish, and rather than ...

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