Causes And Controversies Of The American Revolution

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Title: Controversies of the American Revolution In the 1700’s Thomas Paine, a journalist wrote a pamphlet challenging the power of the British government and debating what gives them the authority to rule over the colonists. His pamphlet was a hit within the colonies because he spoke to their hearts and the thoughts they had already acquired of the relationship they were having with Great Britain. During the time of the distribution of this pamphlet the tension the colonies felt of having Great Britain’s limiting control was beginning to be too much. At this time they were debating whether to declare their independence although they did not have all of the kinks worked out of how they were to construct their own government to reside over the people. That is when Thomas Paine’s Common Sense came into play and gave the colonists motivation as a contributing factor that drove them to declare their independence. The British put numerous taxes on the colonies, which they believed to be unfair. The Stamp Act was the direct tax on printed material produced in London such as documents, magazines, cards, newspapers …show more content…

His pamphlet was a hit within the colonies because he spoke to their hearts and the thoughts they had already acquired of the relationship they were having with Great Britain. During the time of the distribution of this pamphlet the tension the colonies felt of having Great Britain’s limiting control was beginning to be too much. At this time they were debating whether to declare their independence although they did not have all of the kinks worked out of how they were to construct their own government to reside over the people. That is when Thomas Paine’s Common Sense came into play and gave the colonists motivation as a contributing factor that drove them to declare their

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