Thomas Paine's "Common Sense"


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Thomas Paine


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Born
February 9, 1737, Thetford, United KingdomDied
June 8, 1809, Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, United States

thomas paine was a writer. he wrote "The Age of Reason," regarding the place of religion in society; "Rights of Man," a piece defending the French Revolution; and "Common Sense," which was published during the American Revolution. "Common Sense," which he was most famous for. “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it”

While in Philadelphia he became a journalist.. In 1776, he published Common Sense, a strong defense of American Independence from England. England-born political philosopher and writer Thomas Paine helped shape many of the ideas that marked the Age of Revolution. Published in 1776, his highly popular “Common Sense” was the first pamphlet to write for the American independence. After writing the “Crisis” papers during the American Revolution, Paine returned to Europe and offered his defense of the French Revolution with “The Rights of Man.” His political views led to a certain time in prison; after his release, he produced his last great pamphlets, “The Age of Reason,” a call for land reform.
Thomas Paine became famous was an English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary.
Paine was born in England in 1737 and worked as a corset maker in his teens and, later, as a sailor and schoolteacher before becoming a pamphleteer. In 1774, Paine arrived in Philadelphia and soon came to support American independence. Two years later, his 47-page pamphlet sold some 500,000 copies, influencing American opinion. Paine went on to serve in the U.S. Army and to work for Foreigners before returning to Europe in 1787. Back in England. He released “The Rights of Man,” supporting the French Revolution in 1791-92, in answer to Edmund Burke’s famous “Reflections on the Revolution in France” (1790). His attitude was highly unwanted with the l British government, so he fled to France, where he was later arrested for his political opinions. He returned to the United States in 1802 and died in New York in 1809.




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