Common sense

Common sense

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  • Thomas Paine wrote and published common sense
  • In 1776 I wrote and published Common Sense,  a pamphlet spreading the ideas of America's freedom
  • Independence for Colonies!
  • Common sense shared Paine's ideas of independence!
  • i get to be a national animal! yay
  • Freedom!
  • The place where it happened.
  • Common Sense was written and published in Philadelphia. 
  • In 1776 Thomas Paine wrote and published Common Sense, a pamphlet spreading the ideas of America's freedom and the idea of fighting for it. 
  • The Reactions
  • Common sense? I don't think so.
  • I love it!
  • Common Sense shared Paine's Ideas of American Independence,  it went through different scenarios,  for example an Island where the people begin making their own government and they make their own laws.  This was meant as a representation of the American colonists.  He then proceeds to attack the British Government through his writing.
  • Significance of Common Sense
  • Maybe we are a free country...
  • Common Sense was written and published in Philadelphia, also the home of the Continental Congress where the Founding Fathers decided on,  wrote and signed The Declaration of Independence.   
  • The Impact
  • Independence!
  • Most colonists loved it but loyalists and the British did not.  Common Sense inspired colonists to go against the British,  agreeing with Paine's views of how America "Evolved and no longer needs British help."  Paine also added that Britain was hardly a leader to the Colonists and more,  an enemy.  Britain's soldiers have been more focused on fighting the Colonists rather than treating them as people under the same rule.
  • It spread the idea of independence and America being it's own country,  not just a part of Britain.  Common Sense promoted how America was strong and that despite being under rule,  they were no longer apart of Britain,  they were now America.  
  • Common Sense
  • It spread a lot of ideas about Independence,  making the colonists want it more and more. This encouraged the Colonists to fight more,  they used Paine's ideas from the pamphlet and went on to fight the British in a series of battles later gaining their independence.
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