Presentation on theme: "PAUL REVERE the MIDNIGHT RIDER"— Presentation transcript:
1 PAUL REVERE the MIDNIGHT RIDER Portrait of Paul Revere by John Singleton Copley, cPAUL REVERE the MIDNIGHT RIDERby JOSHUA
2 PAUL REVERE the CHILD Parents Early Years Apollos Rivoire (changed to Paul Revere), French Huguenot, fatherDeborah Hichborn, Boston Socialite, motherOwned a silversmith businessEarly YearsBorn late December, 1734North End, BostonRang the bells at Old North Church for moneyApprenticed as a silversmith under his father
3 PAUL REVERE the YOUNG MAN Worked as dentist, silversmith and copper plate engraverFought against the French in NEW YORK as a lieutenantMarried Sarah Orne and had 8 childrenSarah dies during childbirth, Paul then marries Rachel WalkerPaul and Rachel have 8 more children
4 PAUL REVERE the PATRIOT As a patriot, those against King George III, Paul Revere joins many patriotic groupsCommittees of CorrespondenceSons of LibertyFreemasonHe becomes friends with many “political agitators”
5 PAUL REVERE and the BOSTON MASSACRE Paul engraves “political propaganda” of the Boston Massacre in 1770March 5, 1770British fires on crowd of colonists5 colonists dieHis work helped to cause the American RevolutionBoston Massacre Engraving by Paul Revere, 1770
6 PAUL REVERE and the BOSTON TEA PARTY 1846 lithograph of Boston Tea PartyPaul was a “Mohawk Indian” in the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773As a messenger, he rides throughout Boston and to New York with news of tea partyHe never admits he was thereThis event also helped to cause the American Revolution
7 PAUL REVERE the MIDNIGHT RIDER “The British are coming! The British are coming!”On April 18th and 19th in 1775, Paul Revere makes the famous ride to Lexington to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that the British are coming to arrest themHe and others warn the colonists of the attack by the British
8 PAUL REVERE the MIDNIGHT RIDER Listen my children and you shall hearOf 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.He said to his friend, "If the British march by land or sea from the town tonight,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 alarmThrough every Middlesex village and farm,For the country folk to be up and to arm."Taken from the poem Paul Revere’s Ride, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, April 19, 1860.
9 WANTED WANTED FOR: KNOWN FOR: BEING A PATRIOT DRESSING UP LIKE AN INDIANRIDING A HORSE AFTER HOURSHELPING TO START THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONKNOWN FOR:BEING A SILVERSMITHA GOOD ARTISTBEING A DENTISTPAUL REVERE, THE MIDNIGHT RIDERBORN: December 1734
10 PAUL REVERE the ELDERAfter the war, Paul opens a metal factory, a copper rolling mill and a hardware store.Paul retires in 1811 at the age of 76 and leaves the businesses to his sons.Paul dies on May 10, 1818 at the age of 83.He is buried at the Old Granary Burying Ground in BostonPaul Revere memorial in the Granary Burying Ground, Boston, Massachusetts
11 References“The Historic Paul Revere,”“Temple’s Diary, A Tale of Benjamin Franklin’s Family,”“Paul Revere,” Wikipeadia,Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, Paul Revere’s Ride, April 19, 1860.“The Patriot Resources: History-American Revolutionary Era ( ),”“Paul Revere,”
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