Thomas Paine, the author of the revolutionary pamphlet "Common Sense", is widely considered to be one of the larger players in the American revolution and it's beginnings. His pamphlet explained America's separation from the British, to be a simple matter of "Common Sense", and that supporting the revolution was the only choice. In fact John Adams said regarding Thomas Paine, "Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain". These glowing reviews lead one to wonder, how has such an influential and important person been largely forgotten as a "founding father". One reason for this could be Paine's relative lack of involvement in the framing of the constitution, or perhaps that he had only recently arrived in the states before the revolution began, and others may attribute this to his "vain" personality and narcissism. These factors and more have led him to live a life of relative obscurity as a "founding father".
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