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“Give me liberty, or give me death:” Remembering Patrick Henry, the Forgotten Founder Patrick Henry was enormously popular during the American Revolution. Even Thomas Jefferson, who over time developed a deep loathing of Henry (some would say jealousy), had to admit that “it is not now easy to say what we should have done without Patrick Henry.” Edmund Randolph, a patriot leader in his own right, explained that “It was Patrick Henry … awakening the genius of his country, and binding a band of patriots together to hurl defiance at the tyranny of so formidable a nation as Great Britain.” Yet, today, Patrick Henry is ill-remembered; most Americans might recall at best perhaps a snippet from a famous speech: “give me liberty, or give me death.” The reasons for our historic forgetfulness are several: after the Revolution, Henry chose to oppose ratification of the U.S. Constitution, believing that it created a distant and too-powerful government, and he refused proffered position in George Washington’s administration, diminishing his historic memory. Equally important, Henry died in 1799 shortly after a political campaign in which, at Washington’s behest, he opposed Jefferson’s and James Madison’s ill-advised radical states’ rights attack on the U.S. government, and Jefferson spent the next twenty-six years systematically attacking Henry’s legacy. Patrick Henry, who helped to ignite a revolution, deserves better. This course will explore how he over¬came challenges to reach the pinnacle of Virginia politics and unite Americans behind a challenge to Britain – the eighteenth century’s super-power, why he opposed the U.S. Constitu¬tion, and why he then came out of retirement to defend the people’s Constitution against the attacks of Jefferson and Madison. Participants should evaluate Henry’s role in proclaiming a revolution and consider whether he had an equally important role in saving it. The course should also develop an improved appreciation for the complex political, economic, and religious forces that shaped the early republic. As a biographical course, it also demonstrates how personalities play an important role in even the most foundational national history. Image Attribution: The background image for this webpage is Patrick Henry before the Virginia House of Burgesses by Peter F. Rothermel (1851) with special thanks to the owner, the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation. The painting of Patrick Henry's 1765 "Caesar had his Brutus" speech (discussed in the second lecture) is entirely romanticized -- neither Henry nor the House of Burgesses looked at all like this -- but it does show that hagiography of Henry, almost god-like veneration, began shortly after this death....

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LM
2019年6月30日

Excellent course for anyone interested in American History. Enjoyable lectures. Loved that some of the lectures were filmed at the actual location. Easy to understand. Highly recommend.

HH
2020年4月5日

This was a wonderful course! Dr. Ragosta was knowledgable, and his lectures interesting and engaging. This course should be required viewing for anyone studying American history!

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by Don D

2020年8月16日

Really enjoyed this course. Was not aware of the great legacy of Patrick Henry.

by John C L

2020年7月3日

outstanding teacher

I learned so much about American History and Patrick Henry

by Adam L

2017年8月7日

Learned a lot about a founding father that I had little knowledge of before.

by earl b

2021年9月19日

I really enjoyed it and learned a lot about "Our ForgottenFounder".

by Howard S B

2022年1月12日

This course is an excellent overview of Patrick Henry's life.

by Dutch G

2021年11月17日

Excellent. Very informative and a well balanced presentation.

by Donette C

2020年9月21日

A wonderful course! Very interesting and well organized!

by Rick C

2021年3月19日

Entertaining and Insightful, Highly recommended

by Sharon S

2018年4月3日

Excellent course, most interesting instructor.

by Robert B

2018年1月30日

One of the best history classes from Coursera.

by jennifer d

2020年6月22日

I thoroughly enjoyed John Ragosta's lectures!

by Barbara S

2021年1月3日

This was a fantastic and well paced course!

by Maria C F L

2020年8月31日

Great lecture series on a founding father.

by Patricia H

2020年12月29日

Really entertaining and I learned a lot!

by Marek D

2019年6月16日

Prof John Ragosta is a great teacher. :)

by kevin p

2021年12月27日

fun & very informative i learned a lot

by Peyton R W

2021年5月25日

Very interesting and informative.

by Sam S

2020年5月1日

Great Course and great instructor

by Matthew L

2017年8月19日

Very interesting and informative.

by patricia m

2020年9月21日

very very interesting thanks

by Zoe G

2018年8月5日

Great material and teacher!

by Winston A W

2020年11月30日

Excellent, thank you.

by James S

2020年4月26日

Outstanding Course

by Will J

2021年2月17日

Wonderful course

by Kleber L d S

2020年5月6日

Ótimo.