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Paul Revere
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Paul Revere:
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Paul Revere (1735- ______________) was a messenger for the colonists in America in their fight against the _______________________. Revere was born in Boston, ___________________________. Like his father, he was a ___________________________.

Paul Revere joined the secret anti-British __________________________ called the "Sons of Liberty." On December 16, 1773, Revere and others participated in the Boston ___________________________; they protested high British taxes (the Stamp Act of 1765) by dumping tea (a valuable item at the time) into ___________________________.

On the night of __________________ 18, 1775, Revere and William Dawes waited for a signal from the __________________________ of the Old North Church in Boston; one lantern meant that the British were coming by land, two ___________________________ meant that the British were coming by sea. Two lanterns were shining; this meant that the British were coming by _______________________. This was the beginning of the ____________________________.

Their plan was to ride _________________________ to Concord, Massachusetts, to warn that the British were _________________________. Revere was captured by the British near Lexington, and only Samuel Prescott (who had joined them on the ride) made it to Concord, warning Samuel Adams and John Hancock to protect ___________________________ equipment stored there.



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