Paul Revere Essay

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1. Paul Revere was born on 1st January, 1735. He played an important role in the war against the British by serving as a messenger. He was also a part of the naval expedition, known as 'Penobscot Expedition' carried out during the 'American Revolutionary War'. Paul's father, Apollo Rivoire, came to Boston at the age of 13 years and became a silversmith. Apollo Rivoire changed his name to Apollo Revere. Before his death in 1754, he passed on his business to his son, Paul Revere. Paul's mother, Deborah managed the business for some years, as he was too young to handle it. He fought in the French and Indian War, also known as the 'Seven Years War' and returned back to Boston to look after his family business. Facts on Paul Revere's Midnight Ride Paul's business was prospering and so was his popularity amongst the political activists of a group known as 'Sons of Liberty'. 2. He actively participated in the work of the 'Sons of Liberty' under the guidance of Dr. Joseph Warren. 3. The stone engravings by Paul Revere done after the 'Boston Massacre' became famous amongst the masses. 4. Revere was present at the famous 'Boston Tea Party', after which he became a messenger for the 'Boston Committee of Public Safety'. He often relayed important messages between Philadelphia and New York. 5. The famous "Midnight Ride", for which Paul Revere was glorified, occurred at the midnight of 18th April. 6. On the night of 18th April, Paul Revere and William Dawes were assigned the task of warning Samuel Adams and John Hancock, about the British Army's march towards Lexington. 7. Paul Revere's ride till Lexington went on smoothly and he accomplished the task of informing Samuel Adams and the others; however, he couldn't complete the ride to Concord as he was caught by the British soldiers. 8. The British soldiers who captured Revere freed him as they

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