Common Sense by Thomas Paine

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“Common Sense” Common Sense is a pamphlet made in 1775-76 by Thomas Paine. This pamphlet inspired the thirteen colonies to declare war and fight for independence against Great Britain. It was straight forward and told Great Britain exactly the advantages of being independent from them. On January 10, 1776 during the American Revolution, the pamphlet was published and became a huge topic in the community. It was the biggest talk of the colonies. In proportion to the population, the book was the biggest circulation across the colonies in American History. Thomas Paine was originally born in Britain and migrated to America after being convinced by Benjamin Franklin. He moved shortly before the revolutionary war. He became involved in the political life and started editing magazines and articles. In the war, after the first battle, Paine argued that Americans should seek independence from Britain. So the best way he could get his idea out to the colonies is to create a pamphlet. A theme Paine insert labeled the government as a necessary evil. Paine makes it clear that he is not a big fan of the government. He believed that the natural state that a man should live is without government. He believed that having a government would enhance all the problems of the people that would create an anarchy life. Another theme that is founded in Common Sense, is America's relationship with the rest of Europe. Paine was highly aware of the benefits of having a good relationship with the

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