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"The Crisis" (The American Crisis) was a series of 16 pamphlets that sought to inspire the Americans to throw off the yoke of English rule. The message was that God is on the side of men who fight to be free, and that soldiers should be proud to serve their country and their countrymen. Paine dismissed the British as tyrants who sought to control the lives of other men, and praised those who would break that immoral oppression.

The first pamphlet (1776) began "These are the times that try men's souls." It also said "Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."

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