Rights of Man Setting & Symbolism

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The United States

Tom Paine played a major role in the American Revolution and believed that the democratic government of the United States was a model for the whole world.

England

Paine was originally from England, as was his great opponent, Burke. However, Paine saw the English as resisting the revolutionary spirit of the Americans and the French.

France

Paine wrote Rights of Man to defend the French Revolution and was in France during the revolution.

The American Revolution

The American Revolution, lasting from 1775 to 1781, where the United States broke away from Great Britain creating the United States of America.

The French Revolution

Beginning in 1789, the French Revolution sought to overthrow the French monarchy and replace it with a democracy. Paine writes Rights of Man to defend the French Revolution in 1791 and 1792.

The English Crown

Paine bitterly opposed the English Crown, the set of power of English Kings...

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