Thomas Paine's Impact On The American Revolution Essay

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When most people hear the words “The American Revolution,” they think of the bloody battles that occurred and the ensuing independence of the thirteen colonies. However, not only did this give birth to our nation, it also had an impact on American literature. The events of the famous war brought confidence to the colonists and started the revolt against Britain. The Colonists wanted their independence and during this time they did not have a form of informing everyone in the colonies. The only efficient way of spreading news and opinions was to write a book.
Many well-known authors came out of this time period and many of their works are still being talked about and reviewed today. Thomas Paine was an ideal author during this time period and is one of the few authors who are still being learned about today. His most famous writings were Common Sense and The Crisis, every person who goes to school has
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Their topics and the content written in their stories related to the feelings of the colonists. The content brought hope to the colonists and told them that the only way they could survive the war is if they stuck together and united as one. Thomas Jefferson once said, “That there are our grievances which we have thus laid before his majesty, with the freedom of language and sentiment which becomes a free people claiming their rights as a derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief master.” Jefferson clearly wanted the audience to realize that the Colonies have suffered enough under the rule of the King and now it was time to stop being the victim and take a stand for their rights. It was time for the colonist to take a stand and get out from under the King’s rule. New governments were being planned and people were going to change their way of living. (Quotes about American Revolution 22 Nov.

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