The American Revolution<br />Paul Revere’s Ride<br />Joshua M. Holloway<br />
General Thomas Gage<br />Senior British office; powerful man in 1774<br />Royal Governor over Massachusetts<br />Thought i...
                  continued<br /><ul><li>Differences in pronunciation and dialect between English and New English caused c...
Described as wise man with too many surrounding difficulties
Enforced discipline and strict orders
Dilemma; strict orders to give colonists lenience; thought that made them too risky</li></li></ul><li>The Mission<br />Gen...
continued<br />New English did not 			             want to be the first                                                   ...
The Capture<br />British began march to Lexington;  Revere and William Dawes left toward Concord<br />Met Dr. Prescott; de...
continued<br />All three Colonials split up in different directions<br />Revere was caught by Ten Red Coats<br />Prescott ...
The Rescue<br />Revere and fellow Whigs believe themselves to be New England’s founding vision<br />Similar to previous, n...
continued<br />John Hancock regarded himself more like a soldier than a politician<br />Mysterious Clarke’s Tavern—suppose...
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  1. 1. The American Revolution<br />Paul Revere’s Ride<br />Joshua M. Holloway<br />
  2. 2. General Thomas Gage<br />Senior British office; powerful man in 1774<br />Royal Governor over Massachusetts<br />Thought ill of Bostonians; one known as P.R. would become a hassle for Gage<br />
  3. 3. continued<br /><ul><li>Differences in pronunciation and dialect between English and New English caused conflict
  4. 4. Described as wise man with too many surrounding difficulties
  5. 5. Enforced discipline and strict orders
  6. 6. Dilemma; strict orders to give colonists lenience; thought that made them too risky</li></li></ul><li>The Mission<br />General Thomas Gage had begun to plan for the take-down of the movement<br />Wanted to break up the movement before it grew too large<br />New English were planning counter attack at the same time the British were planning to attack<br />
  7. 7. continued<br />New English did not want to be the first to attack; waited for Gage’s troop to attack first <br />British military system formed and run from top down<br />
  8. 8. The Capture<br />British began march to Lexington; Revere and William Dawes left toward Concord<br />Met Dr. Prescott; decided to alarm the country side<br />Ran into four regular coats; tried to split up<br />
  9. 9. continued<br />All three Colonials split up in different directions<br />Revere was caught by Ten Red Coats<br />Prescott was thrown from horse<br />Dawes escaped pretending to be a Red Coat<br />Major Mitchell released Revere, and other company caught that night, later<br />
  10. 10. The Rescue<br />Revere and fellow Whigs believe themselves to be New England’s founding vision<br />Similar to previous, new puritans were driven by a mission and believed high moral purpose in the world<br />Hoped to be seen as worthy to younger generations, after their time passed<br />
  11. 11. continued<br />John Hancock regarded himself more like a soldier than a politician<br />Mysterious Clarke’s Tavern—supposed hiding place for Adams and Hancock—was actually just Clarke’s home<br />April 18: Paul Revere arrives at Lexington<br />Hancock’s fiancé—Dorothy Quincy—wrote great detail of happenings that followed Revere’s arrival; known for her looks, intellect and nationalism<br />
  12. 12. The First Shot<br />Revere escorted Whig leaders to safety; red coats marched on<br />Soldiers did not know the purpose of the march; felt tension in the air and in Colonel Smith<br />The ten horsemen who captured Revere warned the troops 500 men were waiting in Lexington; they fled from the scene<br />
  13. 13. continued<br />4:30 a.m.—approximately—soldiers heard militia call to arms in the distance<br />Regulars heard a gun fire from near the Buckham Tavern<br />Lexington locals say that a group of officers forwarded and one of them fired<br />Still being disputed<br />

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