Road to Revolution

Introduction

America wanted independance from Great Britain and got into a conflict with them called The Revolutionary War. It had many factors that started it and progressed it, some of them are Paul Revere, the Battles of Lexington and Concord and the militias and minutemen.

Paul Revere

Paul Revere was an American silversmith and illustrator that lived in Boston. He rode his horse from Boston to Lexington and Concord to warn of British troops. This was called "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere". He also was an engraver and made an engraving of the Boston Massacre as anti-British influence. Paul Revere was important because he prepared the colonies for the British attacks by warning them.
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The battles of Lexington and Concord

The battles of Lexington and concord were the first battles of the revolutionary war. Paul revere warned the militia and minutemen at Lexington and Concord of the British troops. General Gage had a plan to send his troops into Lexington to capture Sam Adams and John Hancock and Concord to take gunpowder.

Militia and Minutemen

A militia was a group of armed civilians that protected their community. minutemen were fast, strong and trained to be ready to fight in a minute. They greatly helped America during the Revolutionary War.
The Ride - Paul Revere short educational film piece