Paul Revere’s Early Life Paul Revere was born December of 1734 He was the third oldest out of twelve children. As a teenager, he studied silversmith work and took after his father’s shop. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wozzeck47/23663 08274/
Paul Revere was famous for being a silversmith and craftsman. This is a picture of a sugar basin he made in his shop. At age 19 he opened up his own shop in Boston, Massachusetts. Not only was he well-known for his crafts work, he was also a skilled engraver. He was one of the only silversmiths in Boston who could finish silver work and engrave. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wik i/File:WLA_lacma_Silver_Cream_Pit cher_Paul_Revere.jpg
Lifetime Wars This is a picture what British troops would look like firing on the battlefield. In his lifetime he was involved in many wars such as the French and Indian War, The Boston Massacre and The Boston Tea Party. He was willing to fight for freedom and do almost anything for his country. http://www.flickr.com/pho tos/41067138@N05/3830 168419/
Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride This is a picture of Paul Revere on horseback running through the streets yelling “ The British are coming!” On the night of April 18-19 1775, hours before the battles of Lexington and Concord he performed his “Midnight Ride”. Paul Revere and William Dawes were instructed by Dr. Joseph Warren to ride from Boston to Lexington to warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams about the movements of the British Army. http://commons.wikimedia.org/ wiki/File:Paul_re vere_ride.gif
Paul’s Later Life Paul Revere died May 10,1818 ( age 83) in Boston, Massachusetts. By 1788 he had opened a foundry which supplied bolts, spikes, and nails for North End ship yards. Paul Revere’s later businesses were importing goods from England and running a small hardware store until 1789. He also opened the very first copper rolling mill in North America in 1801. http://commons.w ikimedia.org/wiki/ Paul_Revere
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