Thomas Paine was the best-known rebel of his time. From England to America, and from America to France, he spread a doctrine of revolution and liberty. This volume uses inspiring quotes to highlight Paine's contributions. Through Paine's own words, along with photographs and primary documents, this text explores the American and French revolutions. In addition to Paine's contributions, the text also discusses the actions of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and others. Students will be guided through their reading with a glossary of important words, a timeline, and references for further reading on the topic.