Rights of Man

a book (1791–2) by Thomas Paine. It explained his ideas for a fair society, and supported free education, pensions for old people, greater rights for women, a fairer tax system, and the right to vote. It also supported the revolutions in America and France, and criticized the British government. Because of this, Paine was accused of treason by the British government, and was forced to leave Britain.

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