What did Patrick Henry do?

Patrick Henry is perhaps best known for the speech he made in the House of Burgesses on March 23, 1775, in Saint John's Church in Richmond, Virginia. the House was undecided on whether to mobilize for military action against the encroaching British military force, and Henry argued in favor of mobilization. he ended his speech with words that have since become immortalized: "is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? forbid it, Almighty God! i know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" the crowd jumped up and shouted "to arms! to arms!"