Based on the early life of Thomas Paine, American Revolutionary (Discover his writings – Common Sense)
Divorced, broke and fired from his job as a King’s tax collector, Thomas Paine, the radical thinker and scientist finds himself a mentor in Benjamin Franklin in 1775 London. Franklin sends Paine to the new world, America, with a letter of introduction to his daughter and to his friend, Thomas Jefferson. Paine arrives in America just as the colonies are banding together to stand up to the King, George III over taxes. Paine is pulled into the center of the great conflict that will become the American Revolution and writes one of the greatest books ever on democracy, “Common Sense.” He joins Washington’s army as an aide de camp. When Washington is in peril of losing his army as winter approaches, Paine writesWashington’s great speech before the crossing of the Delaware which turns the tide of the Revolution.