And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? by Jean FritzI remember having to read And Then What Happened Paul Revere? by Jean Fritz when I was in elementary school. It was one of a number of books we had to read when we were learning about Revere and his contemporaries. While the book did teach me a great deal about the life of Revere I found its saccharine cheerfulness to be unsettling especially at times when the book is covering the number of deaths in the revere family (especially those of Reveres young siblings, many of whom died as children or infants).
Now as an adult going back and rereading this book I found the disjoint between the serious subject matter and the almost comic book style of art unnerving. History books can be interesting to children without having them always completely upbeat. Paul Revere was an important historical figure but he is not a superhero!
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Paul Revere was an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and a patriot in the American Revolution. He is most famous for alerting the Colonial militia to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, as dramatized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "Paul Revere's Ride. Revere was a prosperous and prominent Boston silversmith, who helped organize an intelligence and alarm system to keep watch on the British military. Revere later served as a Massachusetts militia officer, though his service culminated after the Penobscot Expedition, one of the most disastrous campaigns of the American Revolutionary War, for which he was absolved of blame. Following the war, Revere returned to his silversmith trade and used the profits from his expanding business to finance his work in iron casting, bronze bell and cannon casting, and the forging of copper bolts and spikes. Finally in he became the first American to successfully roll copper into sheets for use as sheathing on naval vessels. Revere had
Toggle navigation. Paul Revere Timeline Timeline Description: Paul Revere was a patriot in the American Revolution, and he is known for alerting the American militia to the approach of the British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord. Paul Revere is born. Revere's father, a French immigrant, is a successful silversmith in Boston, Massachusetts. Paul is born the third of twelve children on January 1, , though he eventually becomes the eldest surviving son. Revere becomes an apprentice silversmith. Paul leaves school at the age of thirteen - a common practice at the time - to apprentice as a silversmith under his father in
The following is a timeline of Paul Revere's life: ♢ Paul Revere is born in late December in the North End of Boston. ♢ At the age of.
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Post photos of historical events or narrate incidents in history. Revere was born in the December of , in Boston, which was then a British colony. The exact date of his birth, is sometimes debated to be 1st January, Paul's father later anglicized his name Rivoire to Revere. Paul learned the arts of craftsmanship from his father, who was a silversmith. Paul's father died in At this time, he was not old enough to legally handle the family business.
Dec 21, Paul Revere was born on the North End of Boston in late December , however the exact date is a mystery, some even say he was born on January 1, based on when he was baptized. Paul Revere was the second oldest of 12 children, and the eldest surviving son. His father was a silversmith who had left France as a refugee from religious persecution. Jan 1, Paul had attended the North Wirting School between the ages of 7 and 13 because his father planned for him to continue the silversmith trade. In , the exact date is not known, at the age of nineteen, Pauls father died and he took over the family business.
The Historic Paul Revere. He learns reading and writing at the North Writing School. At age 12 he learns silversmithing from his father. He earns extra money ringing the bells at Old North Church. When he is 19 his father dies, and he becomes the family's main supporter. A year later he marries Sarah Orne and together they have eight children. Paul Revere - Silversmith.