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  • can you write a pamphlet but don't use the word.
  • should we let them do this!
  • yeah I will do it!
  • Dr. Benjamin rush encouraged Paine to write a pamphlet on independence, though he cautioned him not to use that word.
  • why does everyone like the king
  • The idea of independence made many colonists uneasy. They might complain about British rule, but the prospect of separating from Great Britain scared them
  • what if the kings had some special, God-given right to rule over their subjects.
  • Eventually, however, Paine found a publisher who agreed to print a thousand copies as a pamphlet. It was 46 pages long.
  • We agree!
  • Paine recognized that the main obstacle to independence among colonists was their continued loyalty to the king and crown. So he set out to demolish that loyalty.
  • Paine began by ridiculing the notion that kings had some special, God-given right to rule over their subjects.
  • Although Paine's words were powerful, his ideas were not new. Many other colonial leaders, such as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams, had expressed similar thoughts. But Paine was able to put those ideas together in a single, compelling argument that spoke to a mass audience
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