Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - The painting that you think of when you think of Patrick Henry was painted in 1815... well, Patrick Henry died in 1799. What other popular portraits of Patrick Henry are there? The one where he's arguing against the Stamp Act at the House of Burgesses, but that one wasn't finished until the 1850's. Even though Patrick Henry was a very busy man, he was also the Governor of Virginia for about 30 years, so it's not like he didn't have time to sit down for a portrait. And besides, you can't swing a dead cat around the Founding Fathers without hitting a portrait of one of them. So what's going on here? For more on this be sure and check out today's Founders TV and sign up for a Founders Pass if you haven't already!
This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. On this day in 1768, “The Liberty Song” was published in the Boston Gazette. The song was written by John Dickinson, one of the first colonial patriotic songs to be written.
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – When people are confronted with what seems to be no-win situations, and when they are confronted with the absoluteness of certain defeat, this is when some are inspired or are motivated to maybe do things and consider things that they had not considered before. Right now may be such a time. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – There was a grand ruler, King George III. He had his own legislative body, two of them. He had Parliament, the House of Lords and the House of Commons. They had English common law. They had an English court system, trials by jury. They had magistrates and constables and what have you. In other words, they had everything that a government would need and did need to administer the daily functions of an empire, and they did administer the daily functions of an empire. If you were in violation of the rules or laws of the crown, they could bring you up, have you hanged, have you thrown in the tower, imprisoned or sent to an isolation island, shipped over to Australia or whatever. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…