Analysis Of Isaac Kramnick's Common Sense

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One of the most significant causes of American Independence was ¨Common Sense,¨ which was written by the English-American Thomas Paine. The persuading pamphlet of Common Sense states certain disagreements to provoke the thirteen colonies to rebel against the British. The author, Isaac Kramnick writes the arguments of Common Sense and conflict facts about the British with America. Isaac Kramnick was a government professor at Harvard, and has edited many other articles from the eighteenth-century. Common Sense was one of the books that he edited with authentic data. The book title ¨Common Sense¨ always seemed to sound like a tedious subject. The content in this book contains and delivers the history of America 's past, which is really interesting …show more content…
During the war, Paine broke up the debate between the colonies and pushed them to make a decision. He makes an argument against the British monarchy and states “All men are created equal.¨ Thomas Paine witnessed the poor relationship between the British Parliament and Englishmen. He also noticed the uneven power of the British and thought it was unnecessary to have a war. Thomas Paine did not have much time to learn the colonial grievances, only fourteen months. Originally, there was an increase in taxes and confiscation of freedom. The popularity of the pamphlet explained the need for freedom of religion and government to be efficient. Kramnik conveys that ¨Thomas Paine proclaims that setting up and putting down the Kings and government is the natural rights of citizens.¨ The author, explains that the pamphlet was more than a pamphlet, it was expressed in a manner for the colonists to understand it, making them realize what was the correct decision to make for all of the colonies. The author tells that Thomas Paine was arrested for treason and wrote a political essay while imprisoned, ¨The Age of Reason.¨ As Thomas was released from prison, he recognized he had been forgotten, that …show more content…
Something to consider is that the author did write questions throughout the book following with an explanation. The most interesting fact Thomas Paine would mention in the pamphlet was ¨Treason,¨ It referred to why he published the pamphlet anonymously at first. If the British were to find that Paine wrote the pamphlet he most likely would get executed. The most satisfying results of the pamphlet were independence in colonies to this day. The title itself stands for the ¨Common People,” which it makes sense helping these undecided people to vote for their independence. The author could have focused less on stating the knowledge on other editions that were done

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