Do You Know Episode 11 Who Is Paul Revere

PAUL REVERE

On April 18, 1775, in the dark of night, Paul Revere awoke to pounding on his door. Friends brought news: British troops were on the move!

Revere pulled on his clothes and jumped on a borrowed horse. Along with two other horsemen, he galloped from his home in Boston, Massachusetts, to the nearby town of Lexington. While there, he warned the American leaders John Hancock and Samuel Adams about the approaching British troops.

Revere then raced on to warn the town of Concord, where the Americans had stored guns. British scouts were waiting. They captured Revere and one of the other riders.

But the alarm had already spread. American minutemen [volunteer soldiers] ran from their homes to defend their towns. By morning, they lay waiting for the British troops. The battles of Lexington and Concord became the first battles of the American Revolution.

EARLY LIFE

Paul Revere was born in Boston in 1735. His father was a silversmith. As a young man, he entered his father’s silversmith business.

SILVERSMITH AND CRAFTSMAN

Revere quickly gained fame as a talented silversmith. His finely made bowls and gleaming tea sets were widely admired. Today, a piece of Revere silver is worth a fortune!

Gifted with his hands, Revere learned to craft many useful things. He built medical instruments, engraved pictures, and even made false teeth.

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