Thomas Paine Common Sense Essay

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The man with the most impact that changed history was Thomas Paine. He created a pamphlet called Common Sense . Not only did he have an impact he had a somewhat negative life. His burial was very awful. Paines beliefs in religion was different from other people. That belief caused him to create a book the age of reason.
Thomas Paine had a powerful impact on colonist minds by creating “Common Sense”. Thomas Paine wrote a pamphlet that helped cause the Continental Army to form, and to make colonist turn against the British. He influenced the Americans to fight for their rights that the king had taken away from them; their natural born rights. Paine said “If Britain is our motherland, then why would she treat her kids badly?” Thomas Paine also said that we are under the British rule. Thomas Paine stated that the British model gave too much power to the king, so that is why colonist should reject the British model. That is just one of the great impacts Thomas Paine had on the colonist.
Not only did he have an impact on colonist’s minds, but he also had an impact on the soldier’s minds. “These are the times that try men's souls’’ was a great phrase to encourage the Continental Army to keep fighting for their freedom. What Thomas Paine means by “try men's souls” is that their is a challenge they have to face. Thomas Paine stated that “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”. This means one shall rise and be thanked in all mankind, and one shall fall and become a coward. Also, Thomas Paine said that “Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consol...

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...ery discussion upon established creeds, and upon first principles of religion, that until the system of government should be changed, those subjects could not be brought fairly and openly before the world; but that whenever this should be done, a revolution in the system of religion would follow.” This reason means that he went to all these churches, and they all preached different things about God. That what they preached they would follow it even if not true.
Thomas Paine was a great man. He created a pamphlet called Common Sense that had an impact on many colonist minds and many others. Though he didn’t have a religion, but he did believe in God. Even though he believed in God he didn’t go to church. Paine passed away on June 8th, 1809 . His death was negative when he went to get reburied. Thomas’s remains were lost at sea when they went to rebury him.

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