Paul Revere’s Ride Theme 7 Part 2 By Jessica Jefferson
Paul Revere’s Ride Paul Revere’s America <ul><li>Paul Revere believed passionately in the rule of law. He was baptized in ...
Paul Revere’s Ride Paul Revere’s America <ul><li>A British fleet landed in Boston on September 30 th , 1768 and Regulars m...
Paul Revere’s Ride General Gage’s Dilemma <ul><li>The King appointed Gage to Royal Governor of Massachusetts and ordered h...
Paul Revere’s Ride General Gage’s Dilemma <ul><li>Parliament enacted a set of Coercive Acts (Intolerable Acts) based on Ge...
Paul Revere’s Ride First Strokes <ul><li>On September 1 st , 1774 Gage’s succeeded in taking 250 half barrels of gun powde...
Paul Revere’s Ride First Strokes <ul><li>Paul Revere rode sixty miles from Boston to Portsmouth and warned the Whigs of Po...
Paul Revere’s Ride Mounting Tensions <ul><li>The British army grew discouraged threw the winter and they were “increasingl...
Paul Revere’s Ride Mounting Tensions <ul><li>Dispute internal to the British army developed as soldiers fought with each o...
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  1. 1. Paul Revere’s Ride Theme 7 Part 2 By Jessica Jefferson
  2. 2. Paul Revere’s Ride Paul Revere’s America <ul><li>Paul Revere believed passionately in the rule of law. He was baptized in Boston December 22, 1734, and he probably talked with a harsh New England twang. </li></ul><ul><li>Boston’s North End where Paul grew up was a maze of crooked streets, close-built brick houses, and wooden houses. His major employment before the revolution was as a silversmith. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1765 Boston’s economy was ill. Britain’s Parliament also decided to levy taxes on the colonies. Paul Revere joined the “Sons of Liberty” which stood against this. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Paul Revere’s Ride Paul Revere’s America <ul><li>A British fleet landed in Boston on September 30 th , 1768 and Regulars marched into town center with weapons loaded in response to Boston’s defiance. On March 5 th , 1770 soldiers fired and killed five men; this became known as the Boston Massacre. </li></ul><ul><li>After the Massacre the tea tax spurred Paul Revere and his mechanics to make a scene at a delivery of tea. They painted their faces like Indians and emptied the East Indian tea chests into Boston Harbor. Parliament responded by closing the port. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Paul Revere’s Ride General Gage’s Dilemma <ul><li>The King appointed Gage to Royal Governor of Massachusetts and ordered him to reduce the province to obedience. </li></ul><ul><li>Gage liked the Americans and could not understand why they demanded more freedom and less taxes than the European nations they came from. But he disliked Boston. </li></ul><ul><li>Gage came to believe the “Democracy is too prevalent in America, and claims the greatest attention to prevent its increase.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Paul Revere’s Ride General Gage’s Dilemma <ul><li>Parliament enacted a set of Coercive Acts (Intolerable Acts) based on General Gage’s ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Boston port was closed and the structure of Massachusetts’s government was modified. Gage was met with resistance in trying to enforce these acts. </li></ul><ul><li>Gage then planned on stripping the colonists of weapons to make it impossible for the people to stand against him. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Paul Revere’s Ride First Strokes <ul><li>On September 1 st , 1774 Gage’s succeeded in taking 250 half barrels of gun powder and two brass field pieces. </li></ul><ul><li>This set off the “Powder Alarm” and armed men came from miles around to Boston prepared for war. </li></ul><ul><li>Gage suggested the Coercive acts be suspended until more troops could be sent to Boston but the King rejected this, and planned to take ammunition from Fort William and Mary. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Paul Revere’s Ride First Strokes <ul><li>Paul Revere rode sixty miles from Boston to Portsmouth and warned the Whigs of Portsmouth of this. </li></ul><ul><li>On December 14 th the British tried to take the fort and were defeated by the New Hampshire men. British leaders attributed their defeats to Paul Revere. </li></ul><ul><li>Another attempt to take ammunition from Salem also failed. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Paul Revere’s Ride Mounting Tensions <ul><li>The British army grew discouraged threw the winter and they were “increasingly bored, angry, and hungry.” </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking became a problem for the army and navy. Many were killed by rum in that so much could be purchased for so little. Weapons were even sold to get it. </li></ul><ul><li>Desertion became a real problem. Extra men were posted around towns and Gage began to punish deserters with death. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Paul Revere’s Ride Mounting Tensions <ul><li>Dispute internal to the British army developed as soldiers fought with each other. </li></ul><ul><li>Free press over the situation, adorned with Paul Revere’s cartoons, intensified tensions, and left decency behind. </li></ul><ul><li>General Gage was given new orders to move quickly and decisively and with more men at his disposal. </li></ul>

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