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, Thomas Paine's dream was the establishment of a new nation governed by the people for the people. His passion was the total independence of America, and the declaration of it to the world. Paine's goal was democracy. By way of contrast, John Adams' scheme was just the opposite. Adams worked to build an overriding national governing body, separate from the common people. His idea was governance by an elite ruling class patterned after the British system. Because Thomas Paine wrote in opposition to Adams' intrigues, Adams ...

The Real Thomas Paine 2010, iUniverse, Bloomington IN

ISBN-13: 9781450226424

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The Real Thomas Paine 2010, iUniverse, Bloomington IN

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