Paul Revere

ebook Profiles in American History

By Jim Whiting

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Paul Revere was an expert silversmith. He became one of America's first industrialists. He was active in the movement that led to American independence.Yet Paul Revere's fame rests almost entirely on the few hours that he sped through the Massachusetts countryside in the early morning of April 19, 1775. He was warning the inhabitants that the British regulars were on their way. It marked the beginning of the Revolutionary War.Few people outside the Boston area knew of his exploit. It took another warthe Civil Warto make him famous throughout the country. A famous poet named Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wanted to prevent the Civil War. He showed his fellow Americans a hero they could all admire. To himand to millions of others after himPaul Revere was that hero

Paul Revere