Cade Cassell, Dylan Whitehead, Savannah Boza
His Views On The Constitution
- Patrick Henry was aware that the new government had to be strong, but thought that the Constitution made the central government too powerful.
- Henry feared that the south would be outvoted in congress and the north would put most of the influence on how the government was to be ran.
- Henry refused to support the constitution because it was lacking a bill of rights\
- Henry strongly opposed the Necessary and Proper Clause of the Constitution, and thought that it gave the government too much central power
What He Wanted To Change
- Henry wanted the power to lay in the hands of the state
- He wanted the Constitution to have a Bill of Rights that protected the basic freedom of the people
Influence On The Constitution
People Who Agreed With Henry
How It Affected The Constitution
Birthplace: Hanover County, Virginia
Education: Lawyer and Politician
Work: Elected to Virginia House of Burgess, 1765; Admitted to the Bar of the General Court in Virginia, 1769; Elected to the Continental Congress, 1774; Virginia Militia Leader, 1775; Governor of Virginia, 1776-1778, 1784.
Died: June 6, 1799