Thomas Paine Biography
Thomas Paine was born on January 29, 1737 in Thetford, England and was the son of a staymaker. Soon by the age of 12, he dropped out of college and worked as an apprentice to his dad. Then he ventured on to England and worked as an excise tax officer. He married twice in his lifetime, the first wife died and the second one separated with a divorce. He then met Benjamin Franklin by coincidence and came to America. In America, the start of the American Revolution sparked his road to politics. He began to express his feelings by writing; he wrote about freedom and equal rights. His book, "Common Sense" encouraged and motivated colonists to support the American Revolution and the fight for freedom. After all of that, he went to France and took part on the French Revolution. He was also accused of innapropriate writing and was thrown into jail. After many conflicts in his life, he came back to America, but was neglected by everyone. He died alone on June 8, 1809. He is often called "The Forgotten Founding Father " as he died alone. Thomas Paine wrote great literature which was read by many people. Thomas Paine will always be remembered for his legacy and his impact on us.