Thomas Paine’s Common Sense about indep

Thomas Paine’s Common Sense about independence will soon give way to a declaration. In June 1776 the youthful Thomas Jefferson and other Virginia delegates arrive in Philadelphia for the Continental Congress. “Writings of his [Jefferson’s] were handed about, remarkable for the peculiar felicity of expression,” John Adams later recounts. “Though a silent member in Congress, Jefferson was so prompt, frank, explicit, and decisive upon committees and in conversation . . . that he soon seized upon my heart.” Jefferson brings “a reputation for literature, science, and a happy talent for composition.” #TBT Throwback Thursday #LovingAmerica

About Jane Hampton Cook

Author Jane Hampton Cook is known for making history memorable and relevant to today’s news, current events, and modern-day life. A frequent guest on the Fox News Channel and other outlets, Jane is the author of eight books, including American Phoenix, America's Star-Spangled Story, and Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War. Jane is also a former White House webmaster. She lives with her husband and three young sons in Fairfax, Virginia.
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