COMMON SENSE Thomas Paine - Mesa, Arizona

COMMON SENSE Thomas Paine - Mesa, Arizona

COMMON SENSE Thomas Paine January 10, 1776 Rallying, Influencing, Motivating. Thomas Paine Born in Great Britain, January 29, 1737 Self-taught

Immigrated to America 1774 Involved in American political life I offer nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments, and common sense, Argued strongly for

COMPLETE American Independence, not just freedom from British taxation What was Common Sense? Revolutionary war pamphlet English, 48 pages First published anonymously January 10, 1776 Sold 500,000 copies in first year & 25 editions Precursor to the Declaration of Independence, which was written six months later

How did Common Sense succeed in inspiring so much revolutionary feeling? Used forceful everyday language, influencing workers to attack the idea that the British King should rule the American Colonies American independence would be a victory for humans everywhere Words convinced many Americans that the

cause of independence was a just one Played a central role in rallying public opinion; convinced many who were unsure of the purpose of the war The sun never shined on a greater cause of worth, tis not the concern of a day, a year or an age. Prosperity will be affected, even to the end of time Paine.

There is something very absurd in supposing a continent to be perpetually governed by an island, We may as well assert that because a child has thrived upon milk, that it is never to have meat. -Paine Chapter I. Of the Origin and Design of Government in general, with concise Remarks on the English Constitution.

Introduces idea that there is a difference between Government and Society Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one -Paine Chapter 2 - Of Monarchy and

Hereditary Succession Paine argues that all men are born equal and there should be no distinction between kings and subjects. In England a king hath little more to do than to make war and give away places; []A pretty business indeed for a man to be allowed eight hundred thousand sterling a year for, and worshipped into the bargain! Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived.

-Paine Chapter 3 - Thoughts on the present State of American Affairs. Examines hostilities between American Colonies and Britain Argues for independence Continental Charter "should come from some intermediate body between the Congress and the people [we must ensure] freedom and property to all men,

and the free exercise of religion. Chapter 4 On the Present Ability of America, with some Miscellaneous Reflections., Paine's optimistic view of America's military potential. It is not in numbers, but in unity, that our great strength lies; yet our present numbers are sufficient to repel the force of all the world

-Paine Paines PAIN. It was absurd for an island to rule a continent. America was not a British nation Britain the "mother country" should take better care of its child, the colonies. Being a part of Britain would drag America into unnecessary European wars, The distance Puritans believed that God wanted to give them a safe haven

from the persecution of British rule. Britain ruled the colonies for its own benefit, and would not let the colonies have a say Common Sense Succeeds? Crucial in turning American opinion against Britain and was one of the key factors in the colonies' decision to engage in a battle for complete independence Continental congress in 1774 not all convinced that complete independence was desirable.

"Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain. John Adams Success again December, 1776, New Jersey [to] reap the blessings of freedom, [we] must undergo the fatigue to support it These are the times that try mens souls. The

summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. -Paine Conclusion

Thomas Paine created written revolution Common Sense forever renowned as instruction, motivational, and revolutionary He INDEED created feeling of revolution. To say that any people are not fit for freedom, is to make poverty their choice, and to say they had rather been loaded with taxes than not. -Paine

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