Patriots Speak!


Match these famous words with the names of the men (below) who said or wrote them—

1. “Give me liberty, or give me death!”

 

a. Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865

2. “Where liberty dwells, there is my country.”

 

b. George Washington

3. “We hold these truths to be self-evident,—that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

 

c. Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

4. “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”

 

d. Patrick Henry, Second Virginia Convention, March 23, 1775

5. “These are the times that try men’s souls.”

 

e. Charles Evans Hughes

6. “Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable.”

 

f. Andrew Jackson

7. “Remember the Alamo!”

 

g. Benjamin Franklin, letter, 1785

8. “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right … to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”

 

h. Col. Sidney Sherman, battle cry, San Jacinto, April 21, 1836

9. “Let us raise up a standard to which the wise and honest can repair. The rest is in the hands of God.”

 

i. Nathan Hale before his execution, September 22, 1774

10. “As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.”

 

j. Daniel Webster, United States Senate, January 26, 1830

11. “You cannot be saved by valor and devotion to your ancestors. To each generation comes its patriotic duty, and upon your willingness to sacrifice and endure, as those before you have sacrificed and endured, rests the national hope.”

 

k. Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, December 19, 1776

Answers:

(1) d, (2) g, (3) c, (4) i, (5) k, (6) j, (7) h, (8) a, (9) b, (10) f, (11) e.