Sense And Slavery In Thomas Paine's Common Sense

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Another document was the pamphlet, Common Sense written by Thomas Paine. Common sense was written as a push to the colonist to break ties with Britain. Americans could not easily break ties with Britain, as simply as1, 2, and 3. Also, many colonists since birth have worship the king and England. There was a fear of how common people can rule themselves. Therefore Pain wrote Common Sense and “encourage colonist to break free from England and start a new independent and democratic society” (The American Revolution: A Writer’s War, 11). Paine argued that the “concept of an island ruling a continent defied natural law and the people have the power to begin a world again” (The American Revolution: A Writer’s War, 11).
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“British troops suffered over 250 causalities, while American forces had a fewer of 100 casualties” (The American Revolution: A Solder’s War, 1). Another battle was based on a quote, “Do Not fire until see the whites of their eyes” (The American Revolution: A Soldier’s War, 2). Meaning Patriot troops did not fire until the enemy is at close range, thus making rebels more accurate in their shots while conserving their limited supply of ammunition. One example was the Battle of Breed Hill. British General Thomas Gage launches an attack on rebel troops on June 17, 1775. Rebel use this tactic of firing at the enemy at closer range, making them more lethal and accurate. Although rebels were force to retreat, the damage to the British troops was extensive; over than 1,000 redcoats died. This event “served as morale-boosting experience for the newly formed Continental Army, leading British army to enter with more caution, and the realization of the Continental Army needed more support for the cause” (The American Revolution: A Solder’s War, 3). The Battle of Saratoga began as British planned “to capture the Hudson River Valley in New York and cut off New England from the colonies, therefore crushing the rebellion” (The American Revolution: A Soldier’s War, 4). However, General Burgoyne and his 7,000 troop became hindered in the dense wood of Saratoga. American force took …show more content…
Which was surprising due to America’s intense focus of the right of individuals and equality, women only experience a small part. Women were still confided to their domestic role of the home. Women could not “vote, hold office, or even obtain a divorce” (One War Ends and Another Begins, 6). Also women did not have legal right over their children and could not own property. This was surprising since women took up responsibilities that were considered as masculine. Such as, “plowing fields, manage businesses, and supporting the armies by handling supplies, severing as couriers, cooks, and even going on frontlines for their husbands” (One Wars Ends and another Begins, 6). In1776, Abigail Adam said to her husband John Adam, “ In the new codes of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make, I desire you would remember the Ladies…Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands”( One War Ends and Another and Another Begins,7). Adams felt men were naturally tyrannical and were often forgetting how big a role woman played during the revolution. Without women, many men would have come back home with debt. Although in some northern states, women could receive divorces easier. But the biggest change for women was the educational opportunity. Women could receive educational opportunity. During that time, it was the responsibility of the mother to raise their children to fit

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