Boston Smallpox Research Paper

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Boston Smallpox Epidemic of 1721: When smallpox broke out in Boston, Cotton Mather introduced an untested medical procedure called “inoculation”, which would introduce a small amount of the virus to a patient, in hoping they would become immune to it. Many were opposed to it, even though it worked. Many people died due to the epidemic. 31. Common Sense: Thomas Paine wrote a book called "Common Sense", it sold more than 150,000 copies when the population was only 3 million. “Common Sense” ridiculed Great Britain and advocated declaring independence immediately and forming a republican government where “LAW IS KING” instead of vice versa. This would push the colonists to fight for independence.

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