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April 18, 1775: Whose Midnight Ride?

Paul Revere's Ride
April 18, 1775: Whose Midnight Ride? (p. 722)

Use the Web sites below to complete the following activity.

Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow changed some historical details in "Paul Revere's Ride." Research the events of the night of April 18, 1775. What role did William Dawes play in the midnight ride? What role did Paul Revere play? Prepare a report to present to the class.

The Midnight Ride http://www.paulreverehouse.org/ ride/
Information on Paul Revere's famous ride, including a detailed map of the ride

Battles of Lexington and Concord http://memory.loc.gov/ ammem/ today/ apr19.html
Learn about the battles that started the American Revolution in 1775.

Paul Revere http://www.infoplease.com/ ce5/ CE043874.html
A hyperlinked encyclopedia article about Paul Revere.

The Midnight Ride of William Dawes http://www.colorpro.com/ wmdawes/ theride.html
A spoof of the Longfellow poem