Thomas Paine 's Influenced Paradigm Shift Of American Colonist

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Thomas Paine’s Influenced Paradigm shift of American colonist

People have trouble grasping the real reason behind the Americans claiming their freedom from the British. Little known to popular contrary belief a majority of the people that came to America actually wanted to remain British citizens, even when the British refused to let them be represented in Parliament, which is where the term loyalist comes from in the first place. Arguably one of the most interesting men from this time period actually had some problems of his own dealing with personal, spiritual, and political complications. A corset maker that just happened to become an activist for human rights is actually the same man that persuaded the American Patriots to fight for independence from the British in 1776. With well written works like Common Sense, The Age of Reason, and The American Crisis, Thomas Paine is considered one of the favorites when reading American literature.

A man by the name of Benjamin Franklin guided Thomas Paine to Philadelphia to write for a magazine company called The Pennsylvania Magazine. About the same time in his life Paine was noticing that the tension between the British and Americas wasn’t going to change direction anytime soon, which is one of the many reasons he became involved. Gathering inspiration from the time, and the meetings with the delegates that he had just days before he created the writings he later called Common Sense. In that article he wrote “A government…

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