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Transcript of Paul Revere
Third of twelve children
Lived in Boston
As a child went to North Writing School to get an education - until 12 years old Early Life Got an internship at age 13 with his father
Father died in summer of 1754
Took on fathers job, and supported his family
Enlisted in army in 1756
A second lieutenant at the Battle at Lake George Teenage Life Married Sara Orne on August 17, 1757
Moved back to his mothers house and started a family
Went back to old trade - silversmith Revere's Family Joined Rebel clubs such the Long Room Club
Refused to buy British goods, and made cartoons to protest
The cartoons made fun of British soldiers, and would protest purchasing English goods Second Marriage Sara Orne, Reveres wife, died at age 37, on May 23, 1773
Remarried to Rachel Walker on October 10, 1773
Had eight kids together The Ride On April 18, 1775 Dr. Joseph Warren sent Revere to ride to Lexington to warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams that English soldiers were coming to attack.
Put two lanterns in the Old North Church, which let people know that the English were arriving by sea. The War Life Was drafted back into the army
Sent to fight at Fort George
Revere's commander disobeyed orders and did not fire when told to
Paul Revere received partial blame for the incident
Let go by the army officials The Ride Paul rode through the streets saying, "The Red Coats are coming! The Red Coats are coming!"
Did not make it to Lexington
Was caught by British soldiers
Hancock and Adams were warned about the English soldiers by someone else, and arrived to safety Thesis In 1775 the famous American hero Paul Revere rode through the streets of Boston warning all of the colonists that the British Army was coming to attack. As a result of that, the Patriots were ready for battle and gained their independence from Great Britain. Revere's Fight to Fight In 1783 America won the war
Revere was 38 then
Took up old trade again as a silversmith
Lived in Boston and worked Enlisted to get back into the army
In 1782 drafted again Victory at Last! Later Life Became a wealthy businessman
Retired in 1811
Died on October 10, in 1773 Why Did I Chose Paul Revere? Paul Revere was a very brave man, and I choose to research him because I wanted to learn more about Revere's story. Most people know that Revere rode through Boston warning people that the British army was coming, but I wanted to learn more about him. R.I.P Sara Orne "Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds."
~ Paul Revere