Thomas Paine

 

Thomas Paine

Born on February 9, 1737

Education: Thetford Grammar School

Traveled to Philadephia in 1774 with the help of Benjamin Franklin.

He was held by the French Resistance for not upporting the execution of Louis XVI, but he was released after the intervention by James Monroe.

He returned to America in 1802, and died in New York City in 1809.

The Writings of Thomas Paine

Common Sense

The American Crisis

The Rights of Man (1791-1792)

The Age of Reason (1794-1795)

Political Cartoon by James Gillray (1972): Tom Paine’s Nightly Pest

 Tom Paines Nightly Pest 1792