No story about the American Revolution is complete without talking about the famous ride of Paul Revere. He tirelessly road to warn the colonists that the British were coming and that they needed to defend themselves.
The other purpose of the ride was to alert those members of the militia that had returned home to take care of their harvest that they needed to leave to come back to fight.
Where did they live?
Paul Revere was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1734. As the son of a silversmith, he was also trained in that trade. But Revere wasn’t happy with the crushing hand of the British rule of the colonies, and he joined the Sons of Liberty.
This was a group of political patriots that longed for colonial freedom. Other members that were with Revere included John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, and Patrick Henry.
Facts about Chief Powhatan
- During the American Revolution, Revere continued to serve in the Army. Once the war was over, he returned to his business as a silversmith. Paul Revere died in 1818, an American hero.
What did you learn?
What was Paul Revere’s trade?
What was the first political revolutionary group that Paul Revere joined?
Sons of Liberty
What two revolutionary Boston events was Paul Revere thought to have been involved in?
Boston Tea Party and Boston Massacre
Who were the two people that Paul Revere and the other riders needed to warn in Lexington?
Samuel Adams and John Hancock
What did the signals of one light and two lights in the church steeple mean?
1 light the British arriving by land. 2 lights the British arriving by sea
What happened when Paul Revere tried to continue to Concord?
He was stopped by British soldiers