As a teenager, he learned the art of gold and silversmithing from his father.
With help from his mother, he began running the Revere family silver shop at age nineteen, after his father died.
He foresaw an attack by the British troops against the location of military supplies in Concord, Massachusetts, and arranged a signal to warn the patriots in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He was on the opposite shore.Longfellow has it correct. We had to write a biography report on Paul Revere, and this helped me through the whole thing. Also, it is very nice how you gave even MORE resources.
During the late evening of April 18, 1775, the chairman of the Committee of Safety told him that the British were going to march to Concord. This website was much more helpful than many other of the websites I looked on.
The bowl that Revere created was engraved to honor the "glorious Ninety-two Members of the Honorable House of Representatives of the Massachusetts Bay" who had refused to withdraw a letter they had sent to the other colonies protesting the Townshend Acts (another measure imposed by the British).
Revere's extraordinary skill also extended to his carving picture frames for the painter John Singleton Copley (1738–1815).
There are literally a million interesting things about the Founders of America that you never knew!
For example, did you know that Betsy Ross sat next to George Washington in church or that Paul Revere was the largest manufacturer of church bells in America?
If you would like to learn more about each person, just click on the links by their pictures and you will be taken to a complete list of here and find even more at our Ben Franklin Facts part 2 page!
You can learn about Ben Franklin's electrical studies here, Ben Franklin's letters on electricity here, Ben Franklin's trips to England here and Ben Franklin's inventions here.