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Paul Revere

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Definition: Famous silversmith who rode through the countryside to warn the American colonists that the British were coming. He didn't actually make his destination because he was captured by British "Redcoats," but one of his companions, Dr. Samuel Prescott, got the message through. When the British arrived, the Americans were ready.

Related Resources:
About Paul Revere
General information about the famous rider.

Colonial America
The backdrop to the story.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Biography of Paul Revere
The man and his accomplishments come alive in this fascinating biography.

The Paul Revere House
Check out the house where he lived. Read about his Midnight Ride. Don't miss the Just for Kids section!

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