Thomas Paine: An Influential Writer

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Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine was an influential writer, he wrote pamphlets and books. His best known and most persuasive was “Common Sense” which was led closer to the Declaration of Independence. Paine’s writings were political to support America. Paine had two jobs which were an inventor and a journalist.

Thomas Paine died on June 8, 1809, his death happened on New York city. Before his death he worked collecting tobacco and beer taxes. His life was not great. His wife and child died at birth. Paine arrived in Philadelphia on November 30, 1774, his first job was there to edit the Pennsylvania Magazine. He had an early article called “African Slavery in America”. His fame was about to grow after the war in Lexington and Concord. He told
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