Lindsey Miller<br />History 140<br />Theme 7 – Paul Revere’s Ride<br />
Thomas Gage<br /> Commander in chief of British forces in New World<br />Royal Governor of Massachusetts<br /> Position gi...
Believed Stamp Act was set off by the elitists<br />Gage decided to send troops to be quartered in the town of Boston<br /...
Gage<br />Wanted to stop the rebels quickly<br />Use of intelligence revolved around him<br />Intelligence staffs were mos...
Knew British army was planning to move against them
Prepared to fight for freedom
Intelligence gained by groups – no central authority
Spread news throughout the countryside </li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Concord
April – Gage began to organize his marching force
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  1. 1. Lindsey Miller<br />History 140<br />Theme 7 – Paul Revere’s Ride<br />
  2. 2. Thomas Gage<br /> Commander in chief of British forces in New World<br />Royal Governor of Massachusetts<br /> Position given by the King in order to reduce the province to obedience<br />Did well in army but disliked war<br />Disciplined and hardworking, cautious and serious<br />Taught to cherish English law and liberties<br />Believed that the rule of law meant the absolute supremacy of that many-headed sovereign, the King-In - Parliament<br />General Gage’s Dilemma<br />
  3. 3. Believed Stamp Act was set off by the elitists<br />Gage decided to send troops to be quartered in the town of Boston<br />This outraged Bostonians<br />Shots fired at the Bloody Massacre by Gage’s men<br />Thought problem then came from the growth of democracy<br />Wanted to limit access to the law, and shift trials in political cases to England<br />Wanted to take strong measures against the acts of Boston<br />Decided to enact a set of Coercive Acts<br />Closed the port of Boston<br />Wanted to remove as many munitions as possible<br />General Gage’s Dilemma<br />
  4. 4. Gage<br />Wanted to stop the rebels quickly<br />Use of intelligence revolved around him<br />Intelligence staffs were mostly his kinsmen<br />Began send a steady flow of info on provincial politics and military affairs<br />Wanted to send an attack to Worcester but it was too far<br />Instead decided to send one to Concord<br />The Mission<br /><ul><li>Whig Leaders
  5. 5. Knew British army was planning to move against them
  6. 6. Prepared to fight for freedom
  7. 7. Intelligence gained by groups – no central authority
  8. 8. Spread news throughout the countryside </li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Concord
  9. 9. April – Gage began to organize his marching force
  10. 10. During preparations , the navy were too open in their movements causing alarm amongst the town in Boston
  11. 11. Boston decided to send an urgent warning to Concord – job was given to Paul Revere
  12. 12. This was a false alarm
  13. 13. Gage continued to prepare the British Garrison
  14. 14. Needed to prevent Paul Revere or anyone from sending alarms
  15. 15. Sent 20 military men to try and intercept any messengers</li></ul>The Mission<br />John Hancock<br />
  16. 16. Boston<br />Quickly realized and overheard the Regulars’ plans for marching/making an attack<br />Doctor Warren analyzed rumors and alarm<br /> Had as British informer<br />Got intelligence from the informer that the plan was to seize Hancock and Adams and burn stores at Concord<br />Reasonable evidence suggest the informer was Gage’s wife Margaret<br /> Warrant sent a message to Paul Revere<br /> Revere was sent to send the message to Hancock and Adams<br />Other messengers sent on different routes<br />A collective effort – not a lone rider<br />Revere also had a lantern signal planned incase no one could make it to the town<br />The Warning<br />
  17. 17. Revere’s Journey<br />First went across on boat to Charlestown<br />Once in Charlestown he was lent a horse<br /> While cantering along the horse alerted him of danger<br />Two regulars gave chase to Revere who turned direction<br />Midnight when he arrived to where Hancock and Adams were staying<br />All decided that Concord must be warned and Revere and the other messenger were to do this<br />The Warning<br />
  18. 18. Gage<br />Set his army in motion<br />Men ordered to move in small parties<br />Snuck out at night<br />Met at Boston’s Back Bay<br />Took two hours to cross the Charles River<br />Infantryman carried 36 round and a full cartridge box<br />Wore uncomfortable uniforms made only worse by having to cross through water<br />The March<br />
  19. 19. Smith’s decision<br />During a time they had to wait one soldier left for provisions from Lechmere Point, the family learned of the army’s plan and sent word into town<br />Smith sent men to siege the bridges north and south of the town<br />While moving to the bridges caught several horsemen that were trying to alarm others<br />Smith realized surprise had been lost and they might need reinforcements<br />The March<br />Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith<br />

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