Thomas Paine Argument For Independence

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During his time, Thomas Paine wrote and made copious amounts of valid points as to why the colonies should separate from the mother country of Great Britain. In his pamphlet, “Common Sense,” Paine argued over several different governmental actions and policies, but one of his most notable arguments had to have been when he made several points leading to his theory that the colonies should separate from Great Britain. In his argument for independence, he made quite a few points and used quite a few different tactics to better help inform his readers what the colonies would be like if they did separate.But when it came down to it, some of his most effective points would have to be that, even though Britain had protected the colonies during hardships, …show more content…
He argues that, Britain is only using them for their own financial gain rather than actually wanting to protect them from harm 's way. He secondly states that if the colonies weren’t so afraid of Britain and how unpredictable their king could be, they would’ve already separated from them. Because he thinks the colonies could function just fine on their own when it came to the protection and democracy. Lastly, he argues that a country, 4,000 miles away shouldn’t be allowed to run a country that they couldn’t even be in or monitor 90% of the time. To me this would definitely have to three of his most effective points for the colonies to separate from Great Britain. And even though Thomas Paine published “Common Sense” anonymously, he was still able to sell a couple hundred thousand pamphlets. Which during his life was a generous amount, because there wasn’t that many people living in the colonies. With all the information provided in, “Common Sense,” Paine was able to teach these people, and in the end it helped make his arguments and hope for separation even stronger. Even if his arguments were a factor in the upcoming

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