Thomas Paine: The Radical Founding Father

Learn about Thomas Paine through text that accompanies selections from an exhibition of portraits of Paine and artifacts from his writings. The biography written here shows more than just Thomas Paine, the voice of Common Sense during the American Revolution. Here we learn of other writings and actions that gained Paine the reputation of a radical not only in America, but also in England and France as well. The images and commentary on Paine are from a 2009 exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery. Be sure to click on the [+] next to each artifact to learn more about this fascinating and controversial member of our Founding Fathers.

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