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Thomas Paine

This passage represents the independent spirit and individualistic thinking that was American in the Colonial days of this country. Like many others in his time, Thomas Paine came to America to...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2009, 4:04 am (UTC)

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Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine was an eloquent writer and publisher, which enabled him to make his ideas and feelings widely known in the colonies. His first major work in support of the American Revolution was...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2012, 5:54 pm (UTC)

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I assume that this question is referring to the most famous of Thomas Paine’s pamphlet series that is now called The American Crisis. If so, there are two reasons that Paine gives early in that...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2015, 4:43 am (UTC)

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Thomas Paine's Common Sense was a plain written document addressing the tyranny of the British government toward the citizens who lived in the American Colonies. It was designed to be simple...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2009, 10:10 pm (UTC)

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Thomas Paine (1737–1809) was an important writer and political figure in the eighteenth century. Born in England to a Quaker father and an Anglican mother, he received his education from a grammar...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2018, 9:26 pm (UTC)

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Thomas Paine (1737–1809) had a profound influence on the morale of the American army during the early stages of the Revolutionary War (1775–1783). This is rather surprising because he had just...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2019, 11:11 pm (UTC)

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Thomas Paine's pamphlet, Common Sense, helped to "work a change in the minds of men," according to George Washington. It was a pamphlet which clearly and lucidly articulated the reasons why the...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2010, 7:13 pm (UTC)

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With regard to American literature of the colonial period, Thomas Paine is known as the preeminent pamphleteer, and both "Common Sense" and the series of "The American Crisis" essays are remarkable...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2018, 3:51 pm (UTC)

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The original question had to be edited. The first part of Paine's work represents much in way of the American Revolution. It is a clear statement that the American Revolution will involve cost,...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2013, 10:19 pm (UTC)

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I would say that Paine's greatest contribution and most relevant to the fabric of what it means to be "American" is his embodiment of how thankless a job it is to be a freedom fighter. Such a...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2012, 4:53 am (UTC)

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Since this excerpt is from Thomas Paine's "Crisis No. !," his thoughts are more reflective of the Age of Reason., for he denied divine authority to any particular creed. In fact, Paine himself is...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2009, 5:48 pm (UTC)

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On January 9th, 1776, Thomas Paine published a pamphlet called Common Sense in which he argued for the American colonies' immediate need of independence from British rule. Prior to his pamphlet,...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2015, 1:43 am (UTC)

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The question is a little unclear when one compares Paine to 'the others," but Paine was quite different from his contemporaries. In Common Sense, Paine's writing style was quite quotable by most...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2019, 12:56 am (UTC)

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Thomas Paine's Common Sense and The Rights of Man played important roles in the American and French revolutions, respectively. "The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind,"...

Latest answer posted August 23, 2019, 12:34 am (UTC)

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