Title page of "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine published his first pamphlet, "Common Sense," on January 10, 1776. He went on to produce sixteen more pamphlets in a collection entitled "The American Crisis." All were signed "Common Sense." One was so fiery and inspiring, George Washington ordered it read to his disheartened troops at Valley Forge.
- January 10, 1776
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