Thomas Paine Author of the famous, "Common Sense," the pro-independence monograph pamphlet he anonymously published on January 10, 1776. In late 1776 Paine published "The Crisis" pamphlet series, to inspire the Americans in their battles against the British army.
"I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church." from Thomas Paine - Age of Reason
Thomas Paine: Patriot and American soldier whose main contribution was in writing. His pamphlets including Common Sense and The Crisis inflamed the American population and furthered the Revolutionary cause.
Thomas Paine's Common Sense was published in 1776 and challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy. This website provides a primary source of Common Sense, and allows for the reader to delve into the minds of the common people of the time period and their views on government and society.
Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" in its entirety. Sold 100,000 copies in 3 months! The first document to suggest America's INDEPENDENCE from Great Britain (as opposed to fighting for British rights only).
The times that tried men's souls are over-and the greatest and completest revolution the world ever knew, gloriously and happily accomplished." - The American Crisis, No. 13, 1783 Quote by Thomas Paine
The American Crisis..Thomas Paine These are the times that try men souls....