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The American Political Dream

The Dream of a New Government

Before the American Revolution began, American colonists were devising ways of escaping British rule. After winning the American Revolution, the founding fathers set about creating a government that would serve the new nation's present as well as its future. The speeches and documents that led to the construction of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution are more than the building blocks of the country's system of laws—they illustrate its character as a nation.

In 1775, a series of political meetings called the Virginia Conventions were instrumental in guiding the American colonies toward independence from British rule. Patrick Henry, one of the most radical and influential American Revolution advocates, delivered a speech during the second of five Virginia Conventions that persuaded his fellow conventioneers to arm the state's militia, which essentially set the...

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