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Intended audience of "The Crisis"

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The Crisis, No. 1, Thomas Paine, 1776

Paine, Thomas. "The Crisis I." The Writings of Thomas Paine. Ed. Moncure Daniel Conway. Vol. I. N.p.: n.p., 1774-1779. N. pag. Gutenberg.org. The Project Gutenberg, 7 Feb. 2010. Web. 4 May 2016.

Which of the following BEST represents the author's intended audience?

A

Citizens who seek peace in the present day.

B

Intellectuals who have a scholarly interest in the conflict.

C

Individuals who do not believe in God.

D

Soldiers who are losing hope in the conflict.

E

Americans who choose to support the British government.