Road to Revolution

By: Madison Mashlan

Introduction

'' Listen my children and you shall hear the midnight ride of Paul Revere.'' This is part of a poem the was written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow talking about the midnight ride of Paul Revere. I researched about many topics like Patrick Henry and what he did that was important, Paul Revere and his midnight ride, Boston Massacre and what it did, and the strong and brave group of women called the Daughters of Liberty.

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry was a politician and a Virginia lawyer. He had 16 kids and was elected to Virginia house of burgesses. He must of been a powerful and enriched man.'' Give me liberty or give me death'' is his famous speech in 1775. It was a powerful speech.

Paul Revere

Paul Revere was a very important person in all of our lives. He was the one who alerted everyone that the British were coming, and if he had not alerted people a lot more people would have died. The British captured Paul Revere before he could reach Concord. He was immortalized (enduring fame upon) in Henry Wadsworth poem.

''Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of 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 to-night, 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 alarm Through every Middlesex village and farm, For the country-folk to be up and to arm.”

Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre was a street fight that happened on March 5th, 1770. They threw snowballs, stones, and sticks while killing 5 colonists. Before it was called the

''Boston Massacre,'' people called it the the '' Bloody Massacre on King street'' from the famous Paul Revere engraving. 8 months after that incident, The trial of Captain Preston started. A month later they held another trial for soldiers only.

Daughters of liberty

Colonists that did not participate in politics now always had a way of making their voices heard. Women formed their own group called the Daughters of Liberty. They threatened to form a mob. The Daughters of Liberty weaved their own clothes using British goods instead of American goods. Those women were a very strong group of women and they showed their loyalty to the British.

Conclusion

These people and conflicts are all important to our everyday life today. It's actually pretty fun to learn about these things. You can read about Paul Revere's midnight ride, Or how these people became to be the people they are now or just learn just a little more and deeper about the Boston Massacre street fight.

Work Cited

"Patrick Henry." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2015.

"Patrick Henry." Ushistory.org. Independence Hall Association, n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2015.