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Analyzing the Audience of "Give Me Liberty"

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Give Me Liberty, Patrick Henry

Henry, Patrick. "Give Me Liberty!" Richmond, Virginia. 23 Mar. 1775. History.org. Web. 23 Aug. 2016.

In the passage, the speaker makes all of the following assumptions about his audience EXCEPT

A

the British think that they have a superior fighting force.

B

the colonists are unhappy with British rule.

C

the colonists may not yet be committed to the fight.

D

his audience is convinced war is inevitable.

E

the colonists may still want to attempt to find a peaceful solution.