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Henry's Virginia

In the Parson's Cause of 1763, Henry's address to the jury made him a popular defender of the rights of colonial Americans. His was an early and powerful voice against Britain's attempt to impose taxation on the American colonies. Attacking the Stamp Act in the heated debates of the House of Burgesses in 1765, Henry hurled defiance at Parliament. Timid souls blanched as he compared George III to Julius Caesar and Charles I, but Henry responded that the king might "profit by their example."

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