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Handout B: Context Questions – Patrick Henry (1736-1799)


Excerpts from Patrick Henry’s Speech of June 5, 1788, in the Virginia Ratifying Convention

  1. Context: Answer the following questions.
    1. When was this document written?
    2. Where was this document written?
    3. Who wrote this document?
    4. What type of document is this?
    5. What was the purpose of this document?
    6. Who was the audience for this document?