Paul Revere’s Ride <ul><li>Brooke Soto </li></ul><ul><li>History 140 </li></ul>
General Gage’s Dilemma <ul><li>Thomas Gage - Commander in Chief of British forces in the New World </li></ul><ul><li>King ...
General Gage’s Dilemma <ul><li>His dilemma was as Edmund Burke said, “ an englishman is the unfittest person on earth to a...
The Mission <ul><li>With Gage’s number’s being short, he surrendered at the heart of the rebel movement quickly </li></ul>...
The Mission <ul><li>Gage found out that the news of his movement could reach Concord before his troops would </li></ul><ul...
The Warning <ul><li>A messenger tells Paul Revere of the future attack </li></ul><ul><li>April 18th, 1775 Bostonians becom...
The Warning <ul><li>By Revere lighting the lanterns in the steeple of the North Church, it signaled that the British would...
The Capture <ul><li>Traveling to Concord, Revere & Dawes met Samuel Prescott </li></ul><ul><li>Unfortunately were captured...
The Capture <ul><li>Revere was abused with questioning </li></ul><ul><li>He told the truth & outed their plans to attack <...
The Circle of Fire <ul><li>Lord percy came to Boston as a commander of his own regiment </li></ul><ul><li>He was popular b...
The Circle of Fire <ul><li>In Lexington, the command of the militia was taken over by Brigadier William Heath </li></ul><u...
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  1. 1. Paul Revere’s Ride <ul><li>Brooke Soto </li></ul><ul><li>History 140 </li></ul>
  2. 2. General Gage’s Dilemma <ul><li>Thomas Gage - Commander in Chief of British forces in the New World </li></ul><ul><li>King appointed him governor of Massachusetts, but the people of New England were defiant </li></ul><ul><li>Gage belied Bostonians were the worst, and the most familiar, the Boston silversmith Paul Revere </li></ul><ul><li>By 1774, General Gage acquired a strong state in America & the Empire </li></ul><ul><li>He worked faithfully to support the authority of the king & parliament, while seeking to consolidate the Americans </li></ul>
  3. 3. General Gage’s Dilemma <ul><li>His dilemma was as Edmund Burke said, “ an englishman is the unfittest person on earth to argue another englishman into slavery.” </li></ul><ul><li>His policy wanted to get rid of democracy </li></ul><ul><li>He wanted to limit access to law, & shift political cases to England </li></ul><ul><li>He wanted to keep America commercially dependent on Britain </li></ul><ul><li>Immediately, he wanted to strip weapons away from the Yankees with small military procedures </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Mission <ul><li>With Gage’s number’s being short, he surrendered at the heart of the rebel movement quickly </li></ul><ul><li>The Whig leaders found out that England was preparing to attack, but wouldn’t fight until the British fired the first shot </li></ul><ul><li>He had many hidden plans for the attack, but made sure he stayed within the limits of the law </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Mission <ul><li>Gage found out that the news of his movement could reach Concord before his troops would </li></ul><ul><li>He planned to spy & sent out British officers in disguise to intercept any messengers </li></ul><ul><li>The Americans were aware of these men & warned the country </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Warning <ul><li>A messenger tells Paul Revere of the future attack </li></ul><ul><li>April 18th, 1775 Bostonians become aware of British plans to attack Concord & Lexington the next day </li></ul><ul><li>John Hancock & Samuel Adams were the targets </li></ul><ul><li>Revere went by boat to Charlestown to warn the Whigs in Lexington </li></ul><ul><li>An alarm system had already been arranged </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Warning <ul><li>By Revere lighting the lanterns in the steeple of the North Church, it signaled that the British would be approaching by sea </li></ul><ul><li>The Charleston Whigs gave Revere a horse & he traveled to Lexington at almost midnight </li></ul><ul><li>Revere had to change routes when he almost ran into the British officers looking to stop messengers </li></ul><ul><li>Once hitting Lexington & meeting with Adams & Hancock, Revere & another rider left for Concord </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Capture <ul><li>Traveling to Concord, Revere & Dawes met Samuel Prescott </li></ul><ul><li>Unfortunately were captured by the British </li></ul><ul><li>Dawes was able to escape & Revere & Prescott were taken </li></ul><ul><li>They came across other riders that had been caught </li></ul><ul><li>Prescott escaped </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Capture <ul><li>Revere was abused with questioning </li></ul><ul><li>He told the truth & outed their plans to attack </li></ul><ul><li>He said people in Lexington were already aware </li></ul><ul><li>Once gunshots were heard, the prisoners were let go & they all fled </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Circle of Fire <ul><li>Lord percy came to Boston as a commander of his own regiment </li></ul><ul><li>He was popular because he was the eldest son of a Duke </li></ul><ul><li>He Led the 1st Brigade march & ran into the American militia in Lexington </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Circle of Fire <ul><li>In Lexington, the command of the militia was taken over by Brigadier William Heath </li></ul><ul><li>April 19th, 1775 he met with the Massachusetts committee of safety & went to join his troops </li></ul><ul><li>Through American fire & New England’s persistence, British officers were surprised </li></ul><ul><li>Heath’s commanding was seen as a victory when they won over the British in the end </li></ul>

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