Thomas Paine By Talyn G.

Early Life: He was born in Thetford,England. His father was a quaker, and his mother was Angican. Paine received little formal education, but did learn to read, write and perform arithmetic. At the age of 13, he began working with his father as stay maker (the thick rope stays used on sailing ships) in Thetford, a shipbuilding town. Some sources state he and his father were corset makers, but most historians site this as an example of slanders spread by his enemies. He later worked as an officer of the excise, hunting smugglers, and collecting liquor and tobacco taxes. He did not excel at this job, nor at any other early job, and his life in England was, in fact, marked by repeated failures.
Why was he famous?: He was famous because he wrote the book "Common Sense"
Interesting facts:His parents had a different religion so they would often argue. He was unsuccessful as an apprentice.

Adjectives to describe him:Serious and peaceful.

Quotes:"I offer nothing more than simple facts,and common sense." "If there must be trouble,let it be in my day that my child may have peace."

How has he influenced people: He has influenced people by writing "The American Crisis."


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