How Did Thomas Paine Attack The Monarchy By Thomas Paine

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In the primary document “Thomas Paine Attacks The Monarchy” it talks about how Thomas Paine attacked the monarchy by Common Sense. I feel as if this document really adds to what the textbook has to say about what Thomas Paine did to make him such an important person in history. It is always nice to get the perspective from people who were actually there. Thomas Paine’s pamphlet “Common Sense” is seen as one of the worlds most influential documentaries of all time. One of the reasons Common Sense was so popular was because unlike many writers from his time Paine used a lot of common sense arguments that average people could understand. Thomas Paine wrote the pamphlet "Common Sense" in 1775 and it was published in January of 1776. The main impact of this pamphlet is known as a way to help cause the American colonists to decide to fight for independence. Common Sense challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy. So if Thomas Paine would have never wrote this the Americans may have never decided to fight for their independence. In this primary document Thomas Paine states how corrupt the relation between the colonists and England is, and how it needs to change. He starts off by saying how even though everyone is born equal, people are not being treated equal. He says this is due to the fact that the rich oppress the poor. Another reason for this he states is because we assign people as kings which is giving these people more power. He states how it

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