Declaration Of Independence And Common Sense Analysis

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The Declaration of Independence and Thomas Paine’s pamphlet, Common Sense are two works that most definitely express the ideas behind the American Revolution. Today, both documents are extremely important in understanding the freedom that the United States of America possesses. In most cases, both the Declaration of Independence and Common Sense directly relate to one another. The United States of America was once only thirteen colonies controlled by Great Britain, until July 4, 1776, when the colonies declared their independence from Great Britain and became thirteen states of the United States of America. The Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, and signed by a total of 56 delegates, conveys the argument of the government …show more content…
United States freedom was provoked by Thomas Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense that talked about how the thirteen colonies should declare their independence. Both these pieces are directly related because Paine’s Pamphlet motivated Jefferson to write the Declaration and communicate with the political figures from each colony to sign and approve the document. Paine ends the document by saying, “…a viriuous supporter of the RIGHTS of MANKIND, and of the FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES OF AMERICA” (Paine 64). With this quote, it shows the reader that Paine’s Pamphlet and The Declaration collaborate with one another because Paine is a supporter of equal rights and incites the idea of taking action against Great Britain. Chapter IX of John Locke’s “Second Treatise of Government” also argues the idea of freedom that will be seen more thoroughly as this paper progresses. All three works were documents that provoked or allowed the United States of America to take a step towards obtaining its freedom from Great …show more content…
Both talked about declaring freedom from Great Britain and to transform the thirteen colonies into the thirteen states of the United States of America. The Declaration states, “That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown”. The Declaration is addressed to the King of the Britain government, as well as, the nations around the world to show America has declared independence. Common Sense is addressed to the people of the thirteen colonies as Paine says, “we forget the narrow limits of three hundred and sixty miles (the extent of England) . . .” (Paine). Throughout the Pamphlet, Paine says “We” a number of times because he considered himself as an American despite being born in Great

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