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Unformatted text preview: Paul Reveres Ride Discussion • Paul revere likely didn’t say the British are coming. He most likely said that the regulars are coming. The common misconception is that Paul Revere rode by himself all alone and rode through the colonies telling them that the British are coming. He was more part of the network and had more friends. He had people who helped him hang the signals, he had people who sent him out in boats, and he had someone who was able to afford a horse for him. All of these people were in Boston. Revere and fellow riders would warn certain people and those people would then spread the word to other people so that they word was going out in several directions. • Paul Revere had connections. He had been on several different rides before. He had experience in doing this and known in part as a messenger. He was well known as a Whig. A Whig is a political party in England. It is almost used for a synonym as a patriot as someone who is resisting England. About 7 different resistant organizations in Boston. Everyone was involved in one or two but there were two men involved in five. Paul Revere was in five so he knew many people. He knows who to go to in each particular town. He knows the important leaders of each town that he goes to. • William Daus was second major rider out of Boston. His job was to get to Lexington. He got his job done, but he didn’t stop along the way and tell key individuals. He didn’t know as many people. • If the alarm hadn’t gone out so efficiently and quickly the resistance wouldn’t have been so prepared. • The plan of the British was to capture the guns and the ammunition. It was to capture the stores. The plan of the British was to capture the guns and the ammunition....
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- Fall '07
- Battles of Lexington and Concord