How Did Thomas Paine Impact On American Revolution

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Someone who I believe had a great impact upon America during the American Revolution is Thomas Paine. He was born in January 29, 1737 in Thetford, England. His father was a corseter, who had great expectations for his son, but Paine dropped out of school by the young age of 13. After a short education, he started to work, at first for his father. Paine "spent his spare time and money on books, lectures, scientific apparatus. He read widely but always seriously, worked hard at mathematics, experimented with mechanical contrivances." (Malone, Page 160). He became an officer of the excise in England by 1768. During this occupation Thomas Paine was not very successful, and he was dismissed two times from his post. In 1774, he met Benjamin Franklin
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