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Beginner Level

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Course Introduction

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

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Patrick Henry: Failure and Success

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 42 min)
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

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Revolutionary Henry

1 hour to complete
8 videos (Total 52 min)
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

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Constitutional Henry

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 69 min)
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 LMJul 1st 2019

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.

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.

Instructor

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John Ragosta 

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Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
1,651 Learners
1 Course

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University of Virginia

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UVA Lifetime Learning, Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation

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