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Theme 7 – paul revere’s ride
Theme 7 – paul revere’s ride
Theme 7 – paul revere’s ride
Theme 7 – paul revere’s ride
Theme 7 – paul revere’s ride
Theme 7 – paul revere’s ride
Theme 7 – paul revere’s ride
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  • 1. Lindsey Miller<br />History 140<br />Theme 7 – Paul Revere’s Ride<br />
  • 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. 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. 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. Knew British army was planning to move against them
  • 6. Prepared to fight for freedom
  • 7. Intelligence gained by groups – no central authority
  • 8. Spread news throughout the countryside </li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Concord
  • 9. April – Gage began to organize his marching force
  • 10. During preparations , the navy were too open in their movements causing alarm amongst the town in Boston
  • 11. Boston decided to send an urgent warning to Concord – job was given to Paul Revere
  • 12. This was a false alarm
  • 13. Gage continued to prepare the British Garrison
  • 14. Needed to prevent Paul Revere or anyone from sending alarms
  • 15. Sent 20 military men to try and intercept any messengers</li></ul>The Mission<br />John Hancock<br />
  • 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. 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. 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. 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 />