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On July the 4th in 1776, a group calling themselves the Second Judgmental Congress got together at Fort McHarry in Maryland. After a ceremony which ended with Paul Revere singing the famous battle hymn known as the National Anthem, the document was signed. From there, it was sent to England by plane presumably and presented to King George himself. Thus began the Evolutionary War.”— Abraham Washington
Paul Revere (December 21, 1734 – May 10, 1818) was a Patriot in the American Revolutionary War. He warned militia forces to the approach of British forces through his Midnight Ride and a signal at the top of the Old North Church.
As a prominent figure in the American Revolution in the Boston area, several landmarks are dedicated to him.
- His house and the Paul Revere Monument are present in the North End of Boston.
- The dome of the Massachusetts State House was constructed with copper smelted by Paul Revere.
- Paul Revere was buried in the Old Granary burying ground, along with Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and other victims of the Boston Massacre.
- The Old North Church still stands as a historical landmark, the site of a warning to Patriots of approaching British forces. The signal was the lighting of two lamps to show that the British were coming up the Charles River, a plan devised by Revere. Two lamps can still be found on the top of the church.
- The Shamrock Taphouse in Boston Harbor was frequented by Revere.
- The township of Revere and locations around it, such as the Revere satellite array and Revere Beach station, are dedicated to Paul Revere.