American Crisis

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The American Crisis was published in the Pennsylvania Journal on Dec. 23, 1776, after the British troops drove the Continental Army out of New Jersey.

Thomas Paine, aide-de-camp to General Nathanael Greene, wrote The American Crisis. General Washington ordered that it be read to the troops:

"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country...

Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly....

Heaven knows how to put a price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated...

God Almighty will not give up a people to military destruction...who have so earnestly...sought to avoid the calamities of war...

The whole English army, after ravaging the kingdom of France, was driven back...by a few broken forces headed by a woman, Joan of Arc. Would that heaven might inspire some Jersey maid to spirit up her countrymen...

'Show your faith by your works,' that God may bless you...I thank God, that I fear not."

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