Did Sarah Palin mess up Paul Revere history?

Paul Revere hasn't gotten this much attention in years.

Ever since Sarah Palin told her version of the famous story last week, there's been a running argument: Did she get it right?

Palin's "One Nation Bus Tour" is parked for now, but that hasn't stopped people from talking about the comments she made about the famous ride by Paul Revere.

Wikipedia locks Revere page after Palin remarks
Palin: I didn't "mess up" Paul Revere history

Palin said at an event in Boston, "He who warned the British that they weren't gonna be takin' away our arms by ringing those bells, and makin' sure as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free."

Critics slammed Palin as being historically inaccurate. But on Sunday, she said the media were once again using "gotcha" tactics to attack her.

Palin said on Fox News on Sunday, "You know what? I didn't mess up about Paul Revere. Part of his ride was to warn the British that we're already there. That, 'Hey, you're not going to succeed. You're not going to take American arms."'

Yesterday, Wikipedia padlocked its Paul Revere page, preventing any changes from being made after dozens of edits took place over the weekend. It's not clear whether Palin's fans, or enemies, were trying to rewrite history.

But with the story of Paul Revere in the headlines this week, "The Early Show" thought to visit with some kids learning about the historic midnight ride, to get a quick history lesson. Check out what the students at the Trevor Day School in New York learned about famous historical figure by clicking on the video below.

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