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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. The Project Gutenberg, 7 Feb. 2010. Web. 4 May 2016.

On the basis of the passage, Thomas Paine is best characterized as a writer who is primarily


ambitious, seeking to increase his power in the government.


radical, encouraging his readers to take action.


disobedient, compelling his readers to resist change.


egotistical, persuading his audience primarily with his own personality.


bitter, fuming that so little can be done to help their cause.

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