In 1776, a man named Thomas Paine wrote a pamphlet called Common Sense .
I'm going to call this pamphlet "Common Sense"!
Thomas wrote this to explain the arguments of independence to the colonists. He encouraged them to support the fight for independence against Britain.
What a great pamphlet! We need to fight for our independence!
This document influenced the cause for independence greatly. The signing of The Declaration of Independence was six months after he published his pamphlet, and The Declaration is a big part of U.S. history and has impacted our lives today.