Paul Revere: Father Of The American Revolution

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Paul Revere was a middle class man, blacksmith who was well educated, and a pro-colonies activist. He, along with the Sons of Liberty, participated in the Boston Tea Party. On April 18, 1775, he received a signal that announced the presence of more British troops arriving in Massachusetts. As per-established, he and two other riders set out to warn people of the oncoming troops. Paul job was to warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams. After succeeding he reunited with his fellow horsemen and rode to warn those in Concord who had ammunition for the Continental Army. He and one of his fellow horsemen were caught; the other escaped to warn Concord. After being tried and released, he later became a Lieutenant Colonel during the Revolutionary War.

After being warned by Paul Revere; seventy-seven MinuteMen
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Fort Ticonderoga was built to have great geographical placement. The fort has access to the Hudson River Valley, Canada, Lake Champlain, and Vermont. In 1770 a small militia was formed in order to protect the rights of local land-owners. As tensions began to grow between colonialism and the British, the green Mountain Boys joined the revolutionary cause. On May 10, 1775 while the British were still asleep, and the sun had not risen, the Green Mountain Boys attacked the fort and captured it. The fort played a pivotal role for the rebels. It was a great moral booster because of it being the first rebel victory; as well as providing strategic geographical placement as well as ammunition. The fort went on the play a pivotal role in the Siege of Boston the following Spring; as well as a place for the Continental Army to regroup before attacking British controlled areas of Canada. In 1777 the fort was recaptured by British General John Burgoyne. Sadly, it was abandoned slightly after that when Burgoyne was defeated at

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