“Paul Revere’s Ride” by Longfellow

Paul Revere’s Ride Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Listen my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year. He said to his friend, “If the British march By land or sea from the … Continue reading

Paul Revere and Colonial Currency

During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress issued paper money to fund the Continental Army and the war effort in general. This money was known as Continental currency, or Continentals. It came in very weird denominations, ranging between 1/6 of a dollar and $80. Newly freed from British restrictions, the individual states began printing their … Continue reading