Failed out of school when he was 12
Emigrated to Philadelphia after meeting Benjamin Franklin.
He is most known for writing Common Sense during the struggle for independence from England.
He wanted the independence movement to look favorable to the majority.
He also inspired the army at the time with The American Crisis which he wrote.
He wrote for many different reasons through his life
He saw slavery as unjust and his first publishing in America was about that.
He wanted to put his opinions out to the public and wanted to try and change certain things he didn't like in society.
His audience in the case of Common Sense was the entire colonial America.
He was able to reach many people because he was