slide1
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Thomas Paine

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 9

Thomas Paine - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 579 Views
  • Uploaded on

Thomas Paine . Thomas Paine was born in England in 1737 At 13 , he dropped out of school and began working with his father as a corset maker H e for a short time, he worked as a privateer In 1760 , Paine's wife, Mary, and child both died in childbirth

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Thomas Paine' - arnav


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
thomas paine
Thomas Paine
  • Thomas Paine was born in England in 1737
  • At 13, he dropped out of school and began working with his father as a corset maker
  • He for a short time, he worked as a privateer
  • In 1760, Paine's wife, Mary, and child both died in childbirth
  • The same year, his corset business failed
slide3
In 1762, he began to work for the government as an excise officer
  • This would inspire his first

political article.

  • It was called “The Case of the

Officers of Excise”

  • It called for higher wages for

excise workers

  • Over 4,000 copies of the political

article were distributed

  • In 1874, Paine was fired from the excise office
slide4
Soon after this, he would meet Benjamin Franklin, who convinced him to move to the American colonies
  • In the colonies, he for the Pennsylvania Magazine
  • In his life, he would write "The Age of Reason," regarding religion in society;

"Rights of Man," which defended

the French Revolution; and

"Common Sense"

common sense
Common Sense
  • Published in 1776, Common Sense helped turn the colonists against British rule
  • Its langue and it arguments were easy for all people to understand
  • Was often read aloud to crowds of people
  • It challenged the ideas of monarchy and colonial dependence
  • Although born in England, Paine’s time in the colonies had given him a deep understanding and appreciation for the colonial culture and its potential
patrick henry
Patrick Henry
  • Patrick Henry was born in Virginia in 1736
  • He was home schooled

by his fatherUni. educated

father and minister uncle

  • As a young adult, he

tried his hand at store

keeping, tobacco farming,

and inn keeping

  • In 1760, he became a lawyer
slide7
For the rest of his life, he would fight for the rights of the individual and the state
  • He also called for the states to unite, saying: “The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers and New Englanders, are no more. I am not a Virginian, but an American.“
  • During his life, he served three terms as governor of Virginia
  • He would also be offered the position of first ever Supreme Court Justice, Secretary of State, and Attorney General
  • He turned them all down
give me liberty
Give Me Liberty
  • Patrick Henry’s is most famous for his 1775 “Give Me Liberty” speech
  • This speech help spur people towards Revolution
  • http://www.history.org/almanack/people/bios/biohen.cfm#speech
slide9
Both Common Sense and “Give me Liberty” have been immortalized by time due to their power to bring people to the side of revolution. What do you think makes a piece of work convincing/effective?
ad