The great gentleman would be famous for his April 18, 1775 night ride with the help of William
Dawes to warn the "Minute Men" of Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts that the British were on
their way. Paul Revere rode hard through the night to let people in villages and farms know that the
red coats were coming. When on the next day the first shots were fired at Lexington and then at
Concord. These were the shots heard around the world to signal the beginning of the American
Revolution. Paul Revere was a true Patriot to the cause of freedom for the 13 colonies. Paul Revere
was a well known silversmith who created a beautiful silver piece that showed a scene of the British
attackers on the colonists.
1. The History of the United States, 1977.