The American Crisis is a series of 16 pamphlets by 18th century Enlightenment philosopher and author Thomas Paine. Thirteen numbered pamphlets were published between 1776 and 1777, with three additional pamphlets released between 1777 and 1783 Paine signed the pamphlets with the pseudonym, “Common Sense.”
The pamphlets were released during the early parts of the American Revolution, during a time when colonists needed inspiring works. Paine’s writings bolstered the morale of the American colonists, appealed to the English people’s consideration of the war with America, clarified the issues at stake in the war, and denounced the advocates of a negotiated peace.
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Part 4 contains the famous words “THOSE who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it” and “We know the cause which we are engaged in, and though a passionate fondness for it may make us grieve at every injury which threatens it, yet, when the moment of concern is over, the determination to duty returns. We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in”
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