A Comparative Analysis Of Thomas Paine's “The Cris

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A comparative analysis of Thomas Paine’s “The Crisis No.1” and James Madison’s “The Federalist No.10.” Thomas Paine and James Madison mark two momentous periods of American history: the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783 and the ratification process of the new US Constitution in the years of 1787-1789 (?). Both Paine and Madison were closely affiliated with the events of their times. Thomas Paine fought in the Continental Army against the British Monarchy and encouraged his fellow soldiers in "the times that try men's soul" with his reassuring/uplifting writings. James Madison was one of the authors and negotiators of the new constitution that was meant to strengthen the Confederation. For his efforts and effective advocacy he ... in favor of its ratification, he is called the Father of the Constitution. Born to a poor family in Britain, Paine always showed inclination to public affairs and failed in his effort to continue his father's corset business. He is often characterized as a propagandist and a voice of common man. In Lewes, he lobbied the British Parliament for better pay and working conditions for excisemen, and he published his first political writing regarding the issue. Paine had progressive ideas about society: he was one of the first to advocate a world peace organization and social security for the poor and elderly. When in the United States, he opposed slavery and contributed to the success of the Revolutionary War a great deal with communicating the ideas of the Revolution to the people and encouraging them in the warfare hardships. Although he had only been in America for a year when the Revolution was started in 1775, not only did he commit himself to the cause of American independence, but he also became the most persuasive writer and propagandist of the Revolution. General Washington found the first article of Paine's The
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