Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine was born on January 29, 1737 in England. He started to work after a short and basic education. He was an unsuccessful man until he met Benjamin Franklin in 1774, who advised him to immigrate to America. He sailed for Philadelphia that same year, 1774, and started as a publicist. Hefirst published his African Slavery in America, in the spring of 1775, criticizing slavery in America being unjust.
While in Philadelphia, Paine felt the spirit of rebellion that was going on in the colonies, both, after the Boston Tea Party and when the fighting started in April of 1775 with the battles of Lexington and Concord. He felt that the colonies had all the right to revolt against a government that imposed taxes on them. An important thing that Thomas Paine did for the American cause was on January 10, 1776. On that day, Paine wrote a pamphlet called Common Sense. This pamphlet argued for complete independence. It was intended to convince Americans that sooner or later independence from England must come. It was common sense to be free from England. Paine's pamphlet had great influence on the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776.
Paine volunteered in the Continental Army during the War of Independence and started with the writing of his highly influential sixteen American Crisis Papers, which he published between 1776 and 1783. This was another great importance of Thomas Paine to the American cause. He was later made secretary to the Committee of Foreign Affairs in Congress.
In 1787, Thomas Paine returned to England, where he wrote The Rights of Man, in support of the French Revolution. He returned to America again in 1802 after an invitation by Thomas Jefferson. He learned that he was a great infidel, or simply forgotten for what he had done for America. Thomas Paine died in New York City on June 8, 1809.
In conclusion, Thomas Paine was very important to the American cause….

Thomas Paine's(Paine) argument is that British rule encompasses society in a way that overrules all natural human rights, which the power is given to one man who squeezes your every worth in order to benefit himself, or in this case, Britain.Paine outlines the problem with British rule in several different ways.Hefirst attacks Britain at its core.Paine explains the problem with a monarchy.He states, "Monarchy is ranked in scriptures as one of the sins of the Jews."Here Paine is taking a biblical standpoint and saying that by god, it is wrong to have one ruler.In his pamphlet he explains how the Jewish people begged for a king and were punished for it.Paine then takes a shot at the political aspect of British rule.He states, "To say the constitution of England is a union of three powers reciprocally checking each other, is farcical, either the words have no meaning or they are flat contradictions."Here he is pushing that the three powersare not in balance.That it is just a lie in order for the people to believe that there is some sort of system of checks and balances. He is also saying that these are just words on a piece of paper that mean nothing more than the paper they are written on.Paine then attacks the fact that neither the King nor Parliaments have ever really been amongst the people.He states, "the king is shut from the world."Paine is in awe in how a system that is not formed by the people can have any clues on what the people want or need?
Paine then begins on his attack on why America should get rid of British rule. He feels that America should be freed from all ties with any country and person.Paine states, "the business of it will soon be too weighty, and intricate, to be managed with any tolerable convenience."Here Paine is proclaiming that soon England will not be able to handle the businesses of Americ