Thomas Paine Essays
Making Sense of the U.S. Government: Thomas Paine's Vision and the Reality of American Institutions College
In 1776, Thomas Paine published his pamphlet, Common Sense in order to help persuade the colonies into revolting against the British government. His writings would become a staple part of American history and were essential to the formation of the...
Enlightened Perspectives on Religion and Righteousness: Franklin's Autobiography and Paine's The Age of Reason 11th Grade
The Age of Reason
Two of the most profoundly influential and respected figures of the American Revolution are Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin. Both held views about religion and morality that defied orthodoxy, giving rise to the new emphasis on the individual’s...