Thomas Paine Rhetoric In Common Sense

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The American Revolution was the beginning of the country as we know it. The United Sates at one time was not united and it was not free. The war that was waged gave the United States its’ freedom from Great Britain, and showed the world that Americans could do anything that they set their mind to. Though, just like any struggle for freedom, there had to be people willing to fight in it, and there had to be a reason to put their lives on the line. Thomas Paine’s pamphlet, Common Sense, ignited a burning desire for freedom in colonists’ hearts with its brilliant use of rhetoric to inspire a nation of oppressed people. With the American Colonies in a state of unrest, Thomas Paine released a pamphlet called, Common Sense, on January 10th, 1776. The American colonies were still under British rule, but many people were unsure of how they wanted their futures to go. Although some wanted to keep the peace with the British Parliament, Thomas Paine disagreed strongly. Instead, Paine laid out a scenario in which America simply declare its’ independence from Great …show more content…
When people left Europe, and came to America, they were looking for religious freedom. They received that, but they also kept the government that burdened them for so long. So, for Paine to come along and spark a revolution in the citizens of America took bravery and it took heart. The people of America responded to him, and they took up arms after Common Sense changed their opinion of Great Britain. Through his appeal to their religion, and to a sense of wrong and right, Paine unified a nation that was sick of being looked down to. If they had never read Common Sense, then America could very well be a very different place then it is today. Still, Americans went to war for their human rights, won that war, won their independence, and never looked

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