>(Natural Rights) Rights one is born with and that shouldn't be taken away. Life, Liberty and Property.>(Social Contract) An agreement between the people and the government. The government protects rights and provides services while the people pay taxes and obey the law.>(Consent of the Government) If the government does not fulfil its end of the social contract it is the right of the people to replace it.
>(Seperation of Powers) The decentralization of power between distinct branches of a government.>(Checks and Branches) The prevention of the concentration power into one branch through giving the power to the branches to regulate the other branches.
Common Sense was a pamphelt written by Thomas Paine to convince the people living in the 13 colonies to a) rebel against great britain and esatblish self government and b) Create a democratic republic.