Paul Revere (1735–1818) is best known today for his ride from Boston in April 1775 to warn the colonists that the British army was coming. However, his greatest impact was as the producer of important and effective propaganda, such as the broadside of “The Massacre on King-Street,” which elevated a street brawl into the “Boston Massacre” in 1770. The Boston silversmith also had military experience, having served as a lieutenant of artillery in the 1756 Crown Point Expedition against the French. In 1776, he joined the Boston militia and was eventually promoted to lieutenant colonel.

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