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Theme 7 part 2

  1. 1. Theme 7 Part 2: Paul Reveres Ride Cruz Major Dr. Arguallo HIST 140 December 09, 2011
  2. 2. Chapter 3: First Strokes <ul><li>On September 1, 1774 General Gage began his attack on the Provincial Powder House, the largest stock of gunpowder in New England </li></ul><ul><li>The powder house was located on Quarry Hill six miles northwest of Boston </li></ul><ul><li>Many towns kept their gunpowder in the Provincial Powder House </li></ul>
  3. 3. Chapter 3: First Strokes <ul><li>The attack was planned in high secrecy </li></ul><ul><li>Lieutenant-Colonel George Madison commander of the 4 th lead the attack </li></ul><ul><li>Madison was given 260 men to aid in the attack </li></ul><ul><li>On the morning of September 1, 1774 Madison’s men boarded boats and made their way across Boston Harbor towards Mystic River </li></ul><ul><li>They landed a mile away from Quarry Hill </li></ul><ul><li>The men entered the powder house and took all the gunpowder </li></ul>
  4. 4. Chapter 5: The Mission <ul><li>British General Thomas Gage wanted to strike first with secrecy and surprise </li></ul><ul><li>General Gage had planned the attack for months. He had sent undercover British officers from Boston to Worcester to report on the countryside. Upon hearing the reports from the officers, Gage decided not to strike Worcester but instead strike Concord </li></ul><ul><li>Whig leaders had been informed that the British were planning a strike </li></ul>
  5. 5. Chapter 5: The Mission <ul><li>Whig leaders believed it was important that the British soldiers fire first </li></ul><ul><li>The British and American forces differed in two major ways </li></ul><ul><ul><li>British built their intelligence from the top down </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Americans built their intelligence from the bottom up </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Chapter 7: The March <ul><li>British troops began mobilizing but did not know what was going on due to General Gage’s secrecy </li></ul><ul><li>General Gage remained secret for fear of information being leaked to the Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Confusion among leadership, uncomfortable clothes, and inaccurate planning lead to a troubled start for the British </li></ul>
  7. 7. Chapter 7: The March <ul><li>The British troops averaged about a mile every sixteen minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Six companies marched to concord to seize bridges and upon their arrival bells and alarms were signaled </li></ul><ul><li>After this the British companies in town knew they had lost their element of surprise </li></ul>
  8. 8. Chapter 8: The Capture <ul><li>Paul Revere and William Dawes were traveling to Concord, when they ran into a man who introduced himself as Doctor Prescott </li></ul><ul><li>As the three men rode together Revere explained his plan of raising the alarm through the countryside </li></ul><ul><li>Revere, Dawes, and Prescott were overtaken in Lincoln by British Regulars. Dawes and Prescott managed to escape but Revere was captured </li></ul>
  9. 9. Chapter 8: The Capture <ul><li>Revere was interrogated by the British Regulars </li></ul><ul><li>Revere released his plan to the British who were still somewhat unaware of the events unfolding </li></ul><ul><li>The British soldiers decided to ride to Lexington, upon hearing gunshots warning of British arrival, the soldiers released their prisoners and decided to ride toward Cambridge </li></ul>