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Common Sense: Tipping Moment For The Revolutionary War

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I believe that it was Common Sense by Thomas Paine that was the tipping moment for the Revolutionary War. Common Sense was more powerful and influential than Samuel Adams’ work was; people today would not still be reading Common Sense still if it did not have a major role for the American Revolution. Common Sense became a revolutionary anthem for the American colonists in the late 1700’s. Paine’s pamphlet challenged the largest power in the world at the time when no one else would. When Common Sense was published it became one of the forerunners calling for independence and war with England. Before Common Sense people still had their reservations about taking up arms against Great Britain, but after Common Sense, those reservations were eliminated.…show more content…
He spoke the words everyone at the time was too afraid to say themselves and spoke with conviction. Paine’s arguments were good enough to begin uniting colonists during a time of oppression and are still being spoken about over 200 years later. Thomas Paine not only spoke the truth, but was capable of dispelling every fear the colonists had, arguing for freedom better than any other person could have. Common Sense was more powerful than the Journal of Occurrences was and could ever hope to be. Thomas Paine was an inspiration to those who had no will or want to fight, his work was the call to action that was needed to start the most pivotal moment in American history. After having read Common Sense myself, I have no doubt in my mind that this is the work that inspired revolution. This pamphlet nearly inspired me to revolt, even after being 250-years-old. I was not alive then to understand what it felt like to be a colonist but his powerful words made me understand and made me feel what others felt at the time. This is why Common Sense had a larger role in inspiring the Revolutionary
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