Thomas Paine's Common Sense

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Common Sense During the late 17 hundreds the American colonies were split between separating from Great Britain or not. Some colonists felt they did not need to leave the rule of Britain, while others saw potential for the American colonies without Great Britain parliament. In the pamphlet titled Common Sense, Thomas Paine expressed his beliefs to separate from Great Britain in order to achieve greater opportunities for the Americans. He believed that nothing that came out of the monarchies was good, that America was oppressed and to structured to be run by Great Britain. Thomas Paine conveyed his dislike for monarchies in many ways throughout “Common Sense”. One of his numerous dislikes was that most monarchs are a hereditary system. Paine’s thoughts over the hereditary system were that they were not valid and would bring evil with it. People that were born into elite existence are very often to be ignorant and unfit. Some people thought that hereditary succession reduced civil wars however there were also the issues, 12 battles
It was only a matter of time until the colonist had enough of the governments crap for abusing the power that they were given. Great Britain was just using the colonies to make more money and the colonist thought they would be better off on their own then under Britain’s rule. Paine states, “Our corn will fetch its price in any market in Europe, and our imported good must be paid for buy them where were will” (Common Sense p.24). Paine thought if the Americans had control over their ports then Great Britain had nothing to offer them anymore. With that, American was no longer just colonies; they had grown into something much greater, a self thriving country. America became a refuge for many types of European with different type of beliefs. Paine Strongly worded, “Europe, and not England, is the parent country of America” (Common Sense p.

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