How Did Thomas Paine Influence The Common Sense?

analytical Essay
1084 words
1084 words

Thomas Paine’s name is famous because of a pamphlet he wrote in 1776 called Common Sense. Though it is his most renown piece of work it wasn’t the only thing he was famous for, he also wrote The American Crisis series and the Rights of Man. Going by the titles of his works you can easily assume that he was political activist writer. His main interests were Politics, ethics, and religion. From my research I feel like Thomas was always involved in some type of crisis whether it be the American Revolution, French Revolution, or the many government debates over naturel rights. It is Thomas Paine’s Common Sense that drove the American colonist to support the war for independence from Britain. Common Sense is an iconic piece of work that not only …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that thomas paine's common sense is an iconic piece of work that influenced the american colonist to support the war for independence from britain.
  • Analyzes how thomas paine wrote common sense to bring out the reality of the situation to the people that war is necessary for our rights to be won.
  • Analyzes how thomas paine's document paints a good picture of how life was for the american colonist in the 1770’s by discussing the heavy taxation by great britain.
  • Opines that great britain's motive was not attachment, and that she did not protect us from our enemies on our account, but from her enemies on her own account.
  • Analyzes how common sense paints a perfect picture of how thomas paine and the colonist felt about the wars they were involved in and how they could be friends the enemies with neighboring countries.
  • Analyzes how thomas paine talks about a lot of different issues in common sense, but there are three things he mentioned that are most important.
  • Analyzes how thomas paine inspired the colonists to revolt against britain and laid the foundation of the government that would arise after the revolution.

The majority was against the war for independence but all wanted it. The colonist had this belief that they could get this independence without war and separation. Thomas Paine wrote the pamphlet Common Sense to bring out the reality of the situation to the people that war is necessary for our rights to be won. That the situation they were in could only be better with war. He also pointed out that battles have already broken out like the Battle of Lexington and Concord and the Battle of Bunker Hill and there is no way for us to come back from that. “Arms as the last resource decide the contest; the appeal was the choice of the King, and the Continent has accepted the challenge.” This quote from Common Sense states that the American Colonist gave many opportunities to the King to respect them but instead appealed these ideas and made it his way. There for without saying it he asked for war and the colonist should accept the challenge. After everything the colonist achieved like the removal of the stamp act they were later replaced by more taxes. So that’s proof enough for Thomas that war is the only thing that will stop

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