On the night of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere said, "The British are coming!" He used the line to warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams of the impending British attack.Continue Reading
Before the war, Paul Revere was a successful businessman. As his business grew, so did the tensions with the British. America was in the throes of trying to claim its independence, and the British were not making it easy on them. In order to do his part to aid in the war effort, Revere joined the Freemasons. He continually proved himself and quickly moved up through the ranks. Once the organization knew it could trust him, he was chosen to spy on the advancing British soldiers.
He also took on the responsibility of working as a courier for the Boston Committee of Correspondence. He, along with other members of the committee, was responsible for launching the Boston Tea Party.
After Revere rode through the town shouting his now-famous line, the Battle of Lexington began, which was the first battle of the American Revolution. During the war, Revere worked wherever his skills were needed. He manufactured gunpowder, helped to print America's first currency and was the commander of Castle William at Boston Harbor. At the time of his death in 1818, Revere had become known for his hard work and charitable contributions.Learn more about US History
Paul Revere's accomplishments range from acting as a silversmith, dentist, artist and soldier, to playing an important role in political leadership, business, and running the first recorded patriot intelligence network. Paul Revere is an archetypal patriot of the American Revolution. He took part in the Boston Tea Party, but his most famous accomplishment as a political activist was his horseback ride on the night of April 18, 1775.Full Answer >
Paul Revere became famous when he rode through Lexington, Mass., on horseback to warn residents and Lexington Militiamen of the approaching British forces in 1775. Revere created a system that used lanterns to alert the people of Lexington of the impending British invasion. He also took part in the Boston Tea Party and was the prominent rider for Boston's Committee of Safety.Full Answer >
Paul Revere died of natural causes on May 10, 1818. He died at his home in Boston, Massachusetts, and his grave is located at the Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street.Full Answer >
Paul Revere is one of America's heroes mainly because of his efforts to warn colonial rebels of British troop movements before the Battles of Lexington and Concord, made famous in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "Paul Revere's Ride." He also participated in the Boston Tea Party to protest British taxation.Full Answer >