Speech: His Words Changed History, by Annette McCullough



“Give me Liberty, or give me Death!” is a famous quotation attributed to Patrick Henry from a speech he made to the Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775, in Virginia. The speech is credited with having swung the balance in convincing the Virginia House of Burgesses to pass a resolution delivering the Virginia troops to the Revolutionary War. This speech is the basis of Annette McCullough’s project #5, “The Oratorical Speech,” from the Interpretive Reading Manual.

About Annette

Annette is an active Member of Renaissance Speakers and is serving her second term as Vice President of Membership. She is also the Area Governor for Division 41 and works to inspire all of the Clubs in her Area to expand and be all they can be. She can be seen and heard frequently in Community Service Groups delivering speeches designed to help inspire and motivate people to stretch and grow and become more of what they really want in life. She is also active in a variety of youth groups, delivering the "Truth About Drugs" message to kids of all ages.