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Approx. 8 hours to complete

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English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Course Introduction

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1 video (Total 5 min), 2 readings
1 video
2 readings
Links to Patrick Henry Resources10m
Patrick Henry's Family Tree10m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Patrick Henry: Failure and Success

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7 videos (Total 42 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
Patrick Henry's Education10m
The Problem of Slavery7m
Virginia's Newest Lawyer6m
The Parson's Cause: Background4m
The Parson's Cause: "Treason!"8m
Conclusion: Patrick Henry Failures and Successes2m
1 practice exercise
Henry's early life24m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Revolutionary Henry

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8 videos (Total 52 min), 1 quiz
8 videos
The Stamp Act Resolves: "Treason!"11m
Successful Lawyer5m
The Coming of the Revolution7m
"Give me liberty, or give me death"7m
Colonel Henry, Governor Henry7m
Governor Jefferson Flees5m
Conclusion: Thomas Jefferson versus Patrick Henry2m
1 practice exercise
Revolutionary Henry24m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Constitutional Henry

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11 videos (Total 69 min), 1 quiz
11 videos
Post-war Legislator and the Failed Religious Assessment10m
Governor Henry, Again6m
The "Critical Period"3m
Patrick Henry and the Constitutional Convention7m
Challenges to the Proposed Constitution6m
Patrick Henry, Anti-Federalist3m
The Anti-Federalists Challenge the Constitution6m
The Anti-Federalists' Influence7m
Loyal Opposition10m
Conclusion: Constitutional Henry4m
1 practice exercise
Constitutional Henry24m
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Top reviews from Patrick Henry: Forgotten Founder

By CMJul 7th 2017

I really enjoyed the course. It was well presented and easy to follow. I would recommend it to anyone who may have an interest in the people who founded our great country.

By PHDec 20th 2018

very informative. Not a detailed presentation but certainly one which inspires a closer and more thorough look into the role of Henry in American History.

Instructor

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John Ragosta

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Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

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