"The American Crisis" by Thomas Paine is a collection of articles that were published during the American Revolution between 1776 and 1783. In the pamphlet he expressed his support towards an independent America that would be self-governed. Starting from the first article, he tries to convince the colonists to support the war against Britain.
Thomas Paine was an American philosopher and is considered one of the founding fathers of the United States. His work, which includes "Common Sense" (1776), was key during the American Revolution and for the independence movement.