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What did Patrick Henry mean by his quote,"Give me liberty or give me death"?

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    Patrick Henry was saying that he'd rather be dead than not have freedom and liberty. He would rather die fighting for that liberty than to live as a person subjected to the king's and Parliament's laws.

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