How Did Thomas Paine Move To America?

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Thomas paine was born on January 29, 1737 in Thetford England he went to the local school until the age of 13. He left school to help his father.U.S. history.org States that “Thomas Paine’s father, Joseph Pain was a Quaker who kept in Thetford as a staymaker, in modern terms a maker of women’s corsets. Joseph Pain ran a small farm besides his stay making business and he made enough money to able to send his son to grammar school.” (Ayer 91). Ushistory.org stated that, ”Thomas began helping his father by apprenticing for his father but he failed again.So now age 19 Paine went to sea. This adventure didn’t last too long, and by 1760 his first wife died. Thomas became a tax collector in 1762 but that only lasted three years because of an improper entry. ”Thomas published The Case of the Officers of Excise (1772) arguing for a pay raise for officers.(ushistory.org Web)
Paine’s move to America resulted from a London meeting with Benjamin Franklin, who provided him letters of introduction.When Paine arrived in the America’s he quickly learned that the colonist were divided between the loyalist ( those who were loyal to the king and thought secession from great britain was idiotic) and the rebels, Paine couldn’t have come to America at a better
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Paine also helped developed the pennsylvania constitution, he was also appointed clerk of the assembly. Thomas Paine did so many outstanding things that hardly anyone knew of, Paine was also against slavery and he said that slavery was “inhumane and unjust” he didn’t like the fact that the colonies and soon to be states were allowing this so he wrote a preamble to the state's law abolishing slavery that was 87 years before the emancipation proclamation was even ratified but congress kept appealing the law and it was never put into

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