Thomas Paine Common sense

Thomas Paine Common sense

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  • I´m sick. I dont feel good.
  • Ben Franklin
  • Can I have a job
  • Sure your an editor for my new magazine.
  • Ok it will be called common sense.
  • Your an amazing writer. You should write a pamphlet on independence.
  • On November 30, 1774, the ship London Packet arrived at the port of Philadelphia. On board was a 37-year-old Englishman named Thomas Paine. 
  •  Can u print my pamphlet
  • Ok
  • With the help of Franklin's introduction, Paine soon landed a job as the editor of a new magazine. He had already done some writing in England. But it was here that he discovered his true calling as a writer.
  • We shall unite. We have the power to begin the world over again
  • We have to have a self-governing nation based on principles of liberty.
  • We should have independence.
  •  Rush encouraged Paine to write a pamphlet on independence, though he cautioned him not to use that word.  In October 1775, he began working on the essay he would call Common Sense.
  • Paine found a publisher who agreed to print a thousand copies as a pamphlet. It was 46 pages long. The pamphlet did not have Paine's name on the cover, but simply said, “written by an Englishman.” On January 10, 1776, Common Sense appeared in bookstores.
  • Paine argued that the colonists should unite around a common goal, to create a self-governing nation based on principles of liberty. “We have it in our power to begin the world over again,” he wrote. 
  • Paine's work opened up the debate on separation from Great Britain. It helped many colonists see independence as a real possibility.
  • We should have independence.
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