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T-PAIN Victoria Tkalych Ali Mac Jinks T-PAIN Victoria Tkalych Ali Mac Jinks
The real… Thomas Paine • He was born in Thetford, England. • His first wife died within a year of their marriage, and he was legally separated from his second. • He tried to do several different jobs during his early life but was a failure at all of them. • He met Benjamin Franklin in London in 1774, who helped him immigrate to America. • He settled in Philadelphia and became a journalist. • In 1776, he wrote a short pamphlet called Common Sense.
Common Sense • Strongly favored American independence against the British • First work that actually openly asked for independence from the British • Argued for the establishment of a republican constitution
The Crisis • Collection of Articles written from 1776-1783 • Also known as American Crisis • Supports the American Revolution and rallies for American independence
Later Life • Moved to England and France after Revolutionary War was over • Wrote pamphlet in Europe titled Rights of Man • He was abandoned by his friends and the public because of his extreme views.
Works Cited Klemetti, Erik, Jonathan Schmalzbach, Douglas Heller, and Mark Biddle. "Thomas Paine." ushistory.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Nov 2010. <http://www.ushistory.org/PAINE/>. Kreis, Steven. "Thomas Paine, 1737-1809." The History Guide: Lectures on Modern European Intellectual History. N.p., 11 Oct 2006. Web. 3 Nov 2010. <http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/paine.html>.