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Transcript of Paul Revere
by: Margaret Earls
Paul Revere was born in December 1735 in Boston Massachusetts
He was the 3rd of 12 children, he was half English half French
Revere was educated at North Writing School in Boston where he learned silversmith's trade
When Revere was 19, his father passed away, so Revere took over the family's business
He served a short time in the French and Indian War
Revere married Sarha Orne at age 21, soon after the war had ended (1756)
Revere became interested in American liberty and began drawing many political cartoons
His cartoons appeared in newspapers making him known well throughout the colonies
He also worked with such leaders as Samuel Adams and John Hancock.
The Tea Party:
Paul Revere participated in the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773
April 18th 1775
British General Thomas Gauge sent 700 troops to Lexington to destroy military supplies and capture John Hancock and Samuel Adams who were meeting there
The Patriots had worked out a plan to warn everyone about the soldiers
Paul Revere and William Dawes were sent by seperate routes
Revere worked out a signal at the Old North Church to flash one light if the British were coming by land and 2 if by sea
Rowed across the Charles River avoiding a warship the HMS Somerset
Borrowed a horse to ride to Lexington
He avoided British patrols
he said "The Regulars are coming", NOT "The British are coming"
Revere arrived in Lexington at 1:00 A.M.
He was captured by two British soldiers. He was released but they took his horse
He returned to Lexington and met with Adams and Hancock
As men ran for safety, Revere stayed behind to rescue valuable documents from Hancock's desk
When the British arrived by sea, they found the minutemen of Lexington ready for battle
Revere joined the Continental Army in 1776 as a lieutenant colonel
He commanded a defensive fortification in Boston Harbor
Revere engraved and printed money for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
After the war, he went back to his successful silversmith business and remained America's most well known silversmith
Paul Revere is admired for his important contributions the American Revolution. Revere displayed extreme bravery on his 18 mile ride from Boston to Lexington, warning the colonists of the British advance and allowing them time to be prepared. after his ride, he continued to contribute to the Revolution and to the development of his new country in many ways. Paul Revere will always be known as an incredible hero of the American Revolution. He died on May 18, 1818.
"THE REGULARS ARE COMING!"
"Revere, Paul" World Book Student, 2014 web. 1 apr
Cite 2: "Paul Revere" american History ABC-CLIO, 2014 web. 1 apr. 2014