Contributions to Ending the Revolutionary War
Birth / Death Info.
-Tom was born on a Saturday on January 29, 1737
-Paine died in Greenland village, New York city
-Tom died on June 8, 1809, peacefully in his sleep.
-He lived to be 72 years old.
Childhood / Family
-Toms parents are Joseph Paine and Frances Cocke.
-Tom LOVED science but failed school
-He later worked as an officer of the excise at this job.
-At age 13, Tom started working with his father as a stay maker.
Important life events
-Enrolls at Thetford at Grammar School. Studies there until 1749
-Moves home to parents and starts studying to join the excise service
-At 19, Paine went out to sea
-In 1768, he found himself in England
Purpose of event
-Explained the advantages of and the need for immediate independence in clear , language.
-Had the largest sale and circulation of any book published in american history
-He connected Independence with common dissenting protestant belifs as means to present american identity