Essay on The, Common Sense, By Thomas Paine

897 Words Oct 12th, 2016 4 Pages
During his time, Thomas Paine wrote and made a copious amounts of valid points when it came to the colonies and England’s government at the time. In his pamphlet, “Common Sense,” Paine argued over many things when it came to the government, but one of his most notable arguments had to have been when he made several points leading to his theories that the colonies should separate from Great Britain. In his argument for independence, he made quite a bit of points, but his three most effective points would have to be that, while Britain protected the colonies during hardships, they only did it to have a gain on their financial standpoint. His second point which is that, any relations with Great Britain cannot exist, because as long as they do exist, colonists will remain submissive to the crowned ruler and they definitely be mistreated. In another point, Paine states that America is too complex and large to be governed by Britain because commerce should not and cannot be managed from, at the time, roughly 4,000 miles away. Because even though Paine published, “Common Sense” anonymously, he still made a tremendous amount of valid points as to why the colonies should separate from Great Britain.
During one of his first points, Paine makes it apparent that, even though Great Britain has protected the colonies during times of trouble, the main reason as to why they protected them so much, was to gain as much money from the colonies as possible. Because to Britain, the colonies…

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