By Laura Hamilton Waxman
Introduces Thomas Paine, whose curiosity in politics and experience led him from England to the yankee colonies the place the articles and pamphlets he wrote helped generate aid for the Revolution.
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Extra info for Uncommon Revolutionary: A Story About Thomas Paine (Creative Minds Biographies)
The times that tried men’s souls’ are over,” he wrote. ” After the war, some Americans wanted to repay Thomas Paine for his hard work and his commitment to the cause of liber ty. One of those Americans was George Washington. He convinced the country to reward Tom with some land. The state of New York offered Tom a home in New Rochelle, New York. Tom also received a grant of more than three thousand dollars. 57 58 Tom settled into his house in New Rochelle and tried his best to enjoy a quiet life there.
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Citizens of the capital feared 51 a British attack. Once again, people were f leeing the city. Tom sat down to write a new installment of The American Crisis. ” His words fell on deaf ears. Most Philadelphians had no time to read a new pamphlet. They were too busy running for their lives. In the middle of the night on September 19, 1777, bells rang out to aler t Philadelphians that the British were coming. Tom stepped outside to see the moonlit streets f illed with panicked men, women, and children rushing out of the city.
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