The Revolutionary War Through Johnny Tremain By: Anthony Lacattiva
Exposition(I & II) Johnny was never into when he had stayed with the Laphams, although he did meet two men of great importance in his casual work, he had never knew that they were involved in the rebellions in the colonies against Britain. Only after he burns his hand does he become interested in politics and finds out how these men were critical to independence.
Down in the dust(III& IV) Johnny, now knows he will probably smith silver again, he is at is low, from being a great apprentice into a poor orphan. When he turns to getting help from his relatives in the Lyte family, they think that Vinny never had a son, and died of cholera. After the court case, Johnny gets cup stolen by Merchant Lyte, because he was not convinced that they were related.
The Boston Observer(V) After Johnny is unable to find a job, he goes to his friend Rab, who works at The Boston Observer. He had promised him a job if he could not find one elsewhere in Boston. He learns that the Observer is more than just a newspaper, it was a society messenger.
Saltwater Taxes(VI & VII) Johnny had helped dump the tea into the harbor along with the other sons of liberty, but now they are paying the price. No imports of exports of any goods are to be made. Nobody can live without goods forever, but the people of Boston lived. Johnny made a decent keep by being a Tory messenger.
A mold of a country(VIII & IX) The Lytes are being ran out of their second home by the Whigs, meanwhile Johnny and Cilla go back to get the silver cups, Johnny finds pieces of his ancestor and burns it, and doesn’t take his cup because he doesn’t want to be associated with the Lyte family anymore. Meanwhile, Rab gets arrested for trying to buy a musket off of a British soldier. It is also found that many of the Tory soldiers and Whigs and wish to desert the army. Johnny made a deal with a Tory soldier named Pumpkin to get his uniform and gun, and Rab eventually gets released because he is “just a boy”. Johnny eventually gives the new musket to Rab.
“Disperse, Ye Rebels!”(X & XI) Rab decides to get out of Boston to fight for the rebellion before it is too late and he gets blocked in. Johnny doesn’t take it too well but continues spying for the rebels. Johnny gets word that the Tories are to attack Lexington and Concord so he warns the rebels, and two lanterns are put up in the church as people spread the news and Paul revere rides through the night.
Tying Loose Ends(XI & XII) When Johnny wakes up, the first shots have been fired at Lexington and Concord, Johnny wants to find Rab, but stays behind to slip out at night. Meanwhile, the Lytes and Isannah are moving to London, but before they do Lavinia Lyte tells Johnny of how he is related to them, and they put the pieces together, and she is yet to tell her father Merchant Lyte about the connection. Johnny is free to have anything that is left when the war is over, but It could most likely be destroyed. Johnny then accompanies Rab and Dr. Warren at Lexington, were he was seriously wounded by the first shots, he had never fired his gun though. Rab eventually dies, but Johnny decides to let Dr. Warren do surgery to his bad hand so he could fight in the war. He most likely wont ever be a silversmith, but he can atleast fight.