Do you think that Abe lincoln was influenced by Thomas Paine?

Greg G asked:


I have heard that Abe Lincoln read much of Thomas Paines works. Thomas Paine was one of the first to condemn slavery in america. Can anyone find me some good sources to support this? Thank you in advance.
The first comment is rubbish. The second I know but thank you for trying.
I know about his influence on the revolutionary war but I am asking if you think he influenced Abraham Lincoln as an individual. Do you think Abe Lincoln read his works at all?

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4 Responses to “Do you think that Abe lincoln was influenced by Thomas Paine?”

  1. Flowquietly says:

    T Paine was a greta influence on the american constitution, and ifluenced both the american war of independence and the french revolution.

    You could read his book; ‘The Rights of Man’

  2. Nate says:

    Lincoln was more influenced by Jefferson- the Declaration of Independence-to be specific.

  3. B. Nash says:

    Lincoln read Thomas Paine as a young man living in New Salem. His writings probably influenced Lincoln to suspend belief in God. Lincoln later in life regained his faith in God however.

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