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Thomas Paine
This paper discusses the life and work of Thomas Paine.
# 23255 | 1,010 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper looks at the life of Thomas Paine and his role in American history and American Literature. The author discusses how Thomas Paine's imprisonment and the misinterpretations of his writings have dimmed the spotlight on this American hero; however, his writings continue to inspire more than two hundred years later.

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"It is difficult to think of the founding of the United States without calling to mind Thomas Paine. Paine's "Common Sense" and "Age of Reason" have become not only part of American history, but part of classic American literature. In "Common Sense," Paine wrote, "The new republican materials, in the persons of the commons, on whose virtue depends the freedom of England" (Paine pg). Paine is perhaps the least revered and celebrated of all the founding fathers, but, perhaps, one of the most patriotic and influential.
Thomas Paine was born January 29, 1737 in Thetford, Norfolk, England. His mother was Anglican, his father was Quaker. The family was poor, and Paine had only a brief education before going to work for his father, and went to sea at age nineteen."

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