What were Paul Revere's beliefs and influence on U.S. History?           

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Paul Revere was a significant figure in the events leading to the Revolutionary War. Paul Revere supported the Patriots. He believed the British were violating the rights of the colonists and were treating the colonists poorly. He was a member of the Sons of Liberty and helped to spread some...

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Paul Revere was a significant figure in the events leading to the Revolutionary War. Paul Revere supported the Patriots. He believed the British were violating the rights of the colonists and were treating the colonists poorly. He was a member of the Sons of Liberty and helped to spread some of the pro-colonial views of the group.

Paul Revere is most famous for actions on April 18-April 19, 1775. That night, the British began to move their army out of Boston toward Lexington and toward Concord. The British had hoped to capture John Hancock and Sam Adams. The British believed these two men were the leaders of the colonial opposition in Massachusetts. The British hoped things would settle down if they were captured. Paul Revere went to alert both John Hancock and Sam Adams that the British were on their way. This allowed them these men to escape being captured by the British.

Paul Revere was well known for his actions with the events dealing with the British movement toward Lexington and toward Concord in April 1775.

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