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Thomas Paine

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==Effect==
Late in 1776 when the war was going poorly for the Patriots, General [[George Washington]] ordered that Paine’s Paine's inspirational ''"American Crisis"'' (1776) be read to his troops before the Battle of Trenton. Paine supported the Revolution, although he believed it did not go far enough. He briefly lived in the rebelling colonies before returning to Europe in time to take part in the [[French Revolution]]. There he wrote ''"The Rights of Man"'' (1791).
==Later life==
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