Autonomy In Common Sense By Thomas Paine

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An esteemed writer of his time, Thomas Paine wrote the critically acclaimed pamphlet “Common Sense” (1776) that encompassed anti-British views. A revolutionist of his time, Paine’s charisma and emotional appeal increased his importance and strengthened his argument. Paine argues that the British Monarchy was an atrocious form of government and that governmental autonomy was a better option. In “Common Sense,” Paine suggests the Monarchy as being corrupt through the use of emotional appeal. Americans felt like they were not treated with the same regard as the “Pure British” so Paine capitalized on this aversion. Britain’s objective in building colonies was “for their trade and dominion.” This neglect of colonist’s views resulted in the ideal

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