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Paul Revere

  1. 1. By Lauren Zarnik Paul Revere
  2. 2. The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere <ul><li>Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. </li></ul><ul><li>He said to his friend, &quot;If the British march By land or sea from the town to-night, Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch Of the North Church tower as a signal light, One, if by land, and two, if by sea; And I on the opposite shore will be, Ready to ride and spread the alarm Through every Middlesex village and farm, For the country folk to be up and to arm.” </li></ul><ul><li>Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1860. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Paul Revere’s House <ul><li>Paul Revere was born in late December of 1734. </li></ul><ul><li>He was born in Boston, Massachusetts. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Paul Revere and the Revolutionary War The Boston Tea Party <ul><li>Paul Revere was a member of the Sons of Liberty. </li></ul><ul><li>The Sons of Liberty dumped the tea from the ships into the Boston Harbor because they were mad about the taxes. </li></ul><ul><li>The British army moved into Boston. </li></ul>The Sons of Liberty Flag
  5. 5. <ul><li>The British soldiers invaded by sea crossing the Charles River. </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Revere is most famous for riding through the town of Lexington warning the minutemen that “the Regulars are coming”. </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Revere was a silversmith, messenger, and engraver. </li></ul><ul><li>During the Revolutionary War, he was commissioned in the Massachusetts militia and became the Lieutenant Colonel of artillery stationed at Castle William defending the Boston Harbor. </li></ul>
  6. 6. More Facts <ul><li>Paul Revere was married twice. </li></ul><ul><li>He was married to Sarah Orne and had six living children. </li></ul><ul><li>He then married Rachel Walker and had five more living children. </li></ul><ul><li>After the War, Paul Revere became an iron and brass metal caster. He made church bells. </li></ul><ul><li>He died on May 10, 1818 in Boston. </li></ul>