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    I need help to write two brief stories written as newspapers articles (approx 250 to 300 words each).

    1- April 18, 1775, Lexington, MA Paul Revere ride.

    2- June 15, 1775, Philadelphia, PA, George Washington's named commander and chief.

    Please provide quotes for each article if possible, thank you.


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    Dear Student,
    Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. When putting together this kind of assignment, what is expected is a bit of creativity. I think it would also help to add some kind of graphics to make it into a believable newspaper article or bulletin. When you are putting together your assignment - a good tip is to look back into the archives and look at the font most popularly used by printers is the said time period as well as the style of writing. I think imitating this can get you extra points. If you have any questions about the information below just let me know. Also, when putting together your own version, include some details about each event as written in your course materials - it will help in making your 'piece' specific to your course. Good luck with your studies.

    OTA 105878/Xenia Jones

    The Boston Gazette: Paul Revere's Ride

    (for image, see attached word document version)

    Lexington, PA. April 18, 1775. History favours the courageous. History will no doubt favor the efforts of Paul Revere, a silversmith who, employed as an express rider for the Boston Committee of Correspondence pushed himself further than he ever could in the name of country and freedom. Instructed by militia leader Dr. Joseph Warren to 'fly to Lexington' and to warne key patriots and the militia network along the way of the march of the British troops to arrest revolution leaders Samuel Adams and John Hancock (who had sought sanctuary in Lexington, both were likely candidates for the gallows); Revere, with 2 others - took up the task that changed the fortunes of the Revolution. At 10 pm as he was crossing the harbor, the British troops were gathering and the urgency of his errand sped him on. Borrowing a horse from Deacon John Larkin, ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution provides information, assistance and advise to help the student tackle the problem of writing 2 historical events as newspaper articles. The solution provides sample newspaper articles 'written creatively' to seem as if they were a report of the event written back in time. The word version includes images. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.