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Thomas Paine


Thomas Paine was an influential man who achieved many accomplishments throughout his life. He was an American Revolutionary War hero. Through his numerous publications, especially the famous "Common Sense", he helped convince many American colonist that freedom from Britain was what was best for them.

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Born in England, where he was an only child to Joseph and Frances Paine, he struggled to make ends meet as a young adult. As chance would have it and at a time when Paine was looking for a new start in life; he met Benjamin Franklin who gave him reasons why he should emigrate to America. It is at this point where his life took an interesting turn. The short biography below lists interesting facts as well as famous quotes from the life of Thomas Paine. This information is written for both kids and adults.

Thomas Paine Interesting Facts

Thomas Paine Short List of Famous Quotes

Thomas Paine Pamphlet/Writing Facts

List of Thomas Paine's Publications

Thomas Paine Later Years