Common Sense By Thomas Paine Pros And Cons

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The pamphlet Common Sense by Thomas Paine was written in 1776. This pamphlet convinced colonists that they didn’t need to remain loyal to the King. There were 7 basic arguments brought about in Common Sense. First, Paine illuminates the idea that it is ridiculous to think that an island nation in Europe should be able to successfully drive policy for a continent that is thousands of miles away. Next, Paine discusses the identity of the colonies and that the colonies aren’t totally British anymore, they diversified with many people of different ethnic backgrounds. Later, Paine outlines Britain’s wrongdoing in terms of being a good mother country. The colonies are grown up now; they don’t need to be under British rule anymore as they have flourished.

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