By Rebecca Cheung
Childhood and Important Life Events
He also developed a strong sense of opinion as a young boy. His mother,Sarah,was very religious and attended to services held by Presbyterian preachers and Patrick,needless to say,also went with his mother. However,going to these places were illegal at the time. The law stated that EVERYONE had to attend the Episcopal church and ONLY this type of church. But Sarah didn't care,she stood up for what she believed in and just kept on doing and going to wherever she pleased. I believe Patrick looked up to his mother as a role model because he also had his way of thinking of fairness and just. He had already thought at a young age that the law for church was wrong and unfair. In fact,he enjoyed listening to the sermons,they interested him. The preacher has influenced the way he has become-not only did he repeat the words of them sermon,he imitated the WAY the pastor said them.He does them in different ranges. At times soft,other times loud.For emphasis he even threw his fist in the air or acted lazy at parts.His actions and great speeches that are soon to come were influenced deeply by watching Reverend Davies.
At the age of 15,Henry ran a store for his father. The business,sadly,came crashing down fast and simultaneously, he had his first bitter taste of the experience of failure. Nothing he did to earn money for the family seemed to work,as if it wasn't Patrick's duty for the world or his life to be whatever he tried. When he married Sarah Shelton,he received farm land as well as six slaves as part of her dowry. For he was a good and caring man, he worked alongside the slaves on his own will. He tried growing tobacco for three years,but was unsuccessful in the end. The farmhouse even burned down in a fire soon after that. But he pushed aside the terrible thoughts and events and continued on with life. He became a lawyer as time went on and it had definitely served him well. His talents and gift of speech has gotten him far in life.
Accomplishments & Contributions to Change
Interesting Facts(interwining with a bit more Contributons to Change)
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