Definition: 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: Patriot with a Pen
He wasn't particularly good at anything except at writing, but this son of a garment maker wrote a handful of the most famous documents in the history of America. Find out more about this Englishman who so passionately believed in freedom for his adopted country.
on the Web:
Thomas Paine: encyclopedia entry
Straightforward telling of his life story and importance.
Writings of Thomas Paine
Read for yourself what famous and controversial things he wrote.
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