Thomas Paine : Common Sense Essay

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Thomas Paine helped influence the American Revolution with his pamphlet called “Common Sense.” This helped influence many Americans to gain their independence from Great Britain and become their own nation. This pamphlet was not only just patriotic, but was an extremely powerful message to the American people. This showed the patriots that the New World civilians could live in a Republic-Democratic nation without worrying about a King in a different country. General George Washington used this pamphlet to motivate his officers during the American Revolution. This essay will go over the following: The life of Thomas Paine, the pamphlet “Common Sense,” the effects “Common Sense” had on both the American patriots and loyalists, and Thomas Paine after the pamphlet “Common Sense.”
Thomas Paine was born in 1727 in Thetford, England. Paine not know how to do the following: read, write, and do math. When Paine was thirteen he worked with his father as a stay maker, but he later worked as a tax collector. As a stay maker, he hunted smugglers, collected liquor and tobacco taxes. In 1760, Thomas Paine’s wife, child, and business as a stay maker died. In 1774, two years after publishing “The Case of the Officers of Excise,” he got fired from the excise office, but soon met Benjamin Franklin convincing him to move to America. Thomas Paine arrived in America on November 30, 1774, where he helped revise the Pennsylvania Magazine as his first job in American in January 1775. One of the…

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