This bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentation on the American Revolutionary War – Paul Revere & The Midnight Ride. The total number of slides in the presentations is 30. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
Born January 1, 1735, Paul Revere was a silversmith and ardent colonialist. He took part in the Boston Tea Party and was principal rider for Boston's Committee of Safety. In that role, he devised a system of lanterns to warn the minutemen of a British invasion, setting up his famous ride on April 18, 1775.
He sensed that his own livelihood could soon be affected unless issues with the British were soon addressed. He joined the Freemasons and befriended other activists such as James Otis and Dr. Joseph Warren. As his confidence in his leadership abilities grew, so did his responsibilities. As tensions between the colonies and the British deepened, Revere was tapped to spy on British soldiers and report on their movement.
In a brazen act of defiance, he and others dressed as Indians and dumped tea into Boston Harbor, launching what came to be known as the Boston Tea Party. But it was his ride on April 18, 1775, that etched his name into history, especially after it was commemorated later by the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Power point presentation #1 is entitled, American Revolutionary War – Key Figure - Paul Revere and and contains 14 slides and covers the following:
Marriages & Family
“The Midnight Ride”
Later Years & Death
Cry of Alarm!
End of Presentation
In the spring of 1775, most of the MA Patriot leaders had taken refuge in outlying communities, fearing arrest by British officials. Remaining in Boston were two physicians, Benjamin Church and Joseph Warren, the latter serving as the group’s leader in Samuel Adams’ absence. Paul Revere, a trusted messenger, also stayed in the city, tended his business interests and as unobtrusively as possible, kept an eye on the soldiers stationed in the city.
Revere became suspicious in mid-April when he noticed that British landing craft were being drawn out of the water for repairs, a clear indication that something was afoot. On the 16th he made a trip to Concord, a key community because it was the temporary home of the Provincial Congress and also a storehouse for militia guns, powder, and shot. He warned the residents there that redcoats were likely to be dispatched in the near future to seize the town’s arms supply.
The presentation covers the ride of Paul Revere as well as William Dawes and Dr. Samuel Prescott on April 18 to warn the cities of Lexington and Concord that the British were on their way to their cities just prior to the opening shots of the American Revolutionary War.
Power point presentation #2 is entitled, The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere and contains 16 slides and covers the following:
Revere Warns Concord
Warning Plan Put in Place
The Old North church
“One if By Land, Two if By Sea”
Adams & Hancock Warned
The Route the Riders Took
The People are Warned
The Battles of Lexington & Concord
“The Shots Heard Round the World”
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... the American Revolutionary War.