In his , Paine states that sooner or later independence from England must come, because America had lost touch with the mother country. In his words, all the arguments for separation of England are based on Government was necessary evil that could only become safe when it was representative and altered by frequent elections. The function of government in society ought to be only regulating and therefore as simple as possible. Not suprisingly, but nevertheless remarkable was his call for a declaration of independence. Due to the many copies sold (500.000) Paine's influence on the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776 is eminent. Another sign of his great influence is the number of loyalist reactions to Common Sense.
During the War of Independence Paine volunteered in the Continental Army and started with the writing of his highly influencial sixteen American Crisis papers, which he published between 1776 and 1783. In 1777 he became Secretary of the Committee of Foreign Affairs in Congress, but already in 1779 he was forced to resign because he had disclosed secret information. In the following nine years he worked as a clerck at the Pennsylvania Assembly and published several of his writings.
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To assess the extent to which Common Sense led to increased colonial support for independence from Great Britain, the investigation focuses on the novel methods and ideas Paine used in his pamphlet to persuade his readers and the subsequent success of his pamphlet as evidenced by the political and social actions that took place after—and as a result of—its distribution....
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Paine wrote Common Sense, American Crisis, Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason, all with a specific purpose depending on the political atmosphere at the given time.
Thomas Paine: American Crisis - US History
Through his particular style of reasoning and vehemence, Paine’s Common Sense became crucial in turning American opinion against Britain and was instrumental in the colonies' decision to engage in a battle for complete independence....
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Plan of the Investigation This investigation evaluates to what extent did Thomas Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense motivate the American public to support the revolutionary cause.
Independence Day, Thomas Paine and Social Security
Frequently we encounter heroines and other major characters whom, if not motherless, have mothers who are deficient in maturity, showing affection, and/or common sense....
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WhenFrance shall be surrounded with revolutions she will be in peace andsafety, and her taxes, as well as those of Germany, willconsequently become less.Your sincere,Affectionate Friend,
THOMAS PAINELONDON, Feb.