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Thomas Paine Essay

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Thomas Paine was born in England, on January twenty-ninth, 1737, the son of a poor Quaker, farmer and corset maker. He attended a local school for a short amount of time at a basic education level, at the age of thirteen, he was forced to withdraw in order to start working. At first he started as an apprentice for his father and worked for him for a short time, but he could not accept his job so he decide to look elsewhere. He went to sea for a short while at, lived in a variety of places, and he tried vast number of different jobs. In just a few years he served as an excise man in Lincolnshire, followed by a stint as a school teacher in London, he then again settled down in 1768 as an ...view middle of the document...

” Shifting from England to the American colonies must have been a good change, and must have been what prepared him for the producing of his task. Thomas Paine thinks it is America’s best interest to be free from Great Britain because he does not agree with the way of their constitution, or the way they are governed so he thinks it is in their best interest to stay away from Great Britain. He believes in a good strength of the government and the happiness of the people. In (page 5 of the pamphlet) he says, “they will mutually and naturally support each other (not on the meaning of the king) depends the strength of the government, and the happiness of the governed. In page five of the pamphlet he is talking about how England has no union checking each other and how it contributes nothing towards the freedom of the state, in (page 5) he says, “To say that the constitution of England is a union of three powers reciprocally checking each other, is farcically, either the words have no meaning, or they are flat contradictions.” He continues on by comparing sovereignty to Satan saying that they are both parallels. In...

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