Common Sense To Thomas Paine Summary

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America, supposedly the land of opportunity and freedom. The majority of people have often acknowledge this statement, but what was it like before the continent became the land everyone has heard of. Before emerging into the United States of America, it was just a piece of land occupied by colonies that were controlled by British authorities. As people in the new world began to accumulate hatred towards the oppressive British government, wanting to be set free from the motherland shackles, revolutionary thoughts arose. One man in the name of Thomas Paine wrote a book called Common Sense to “[challenge] the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy. The plain language that Paine used spoke to the common people of America and…show more content…
Paine especially believed in women’s rights. He believed that women should have the same equal rights as any other man. Though he did not express it publicly due to the fears that bringing up the subject will derail the main purpose of his pursuits. Drawing attention away from his main goal to restructure the government to pursue women’s rights was not what he necessarily wanted at that moment. He had to get the people to agree with his major ideas before promoting women’s rights. An example of this was his earlier works such as the Common Sense which did not have a stance in women’s rights. It would only be in his later works such as Rights of Man Part II where he would actually state the importance of women having equal rights to that of men; which included political rights and especially suffrage. Paine also supported the abolition of slavery, though he did not write anything that would influence the decision of abolishing slavery. But some might argue that he was the unknown author of African Slavery in America essay, however there is no further evidence to support this. Despite personal involvement in the situation, he was working with peers that were some of the very first members to start an abolitionist organization. Nevertheless, he still believed in equal rights for all, this definitely included the freedom of slaves and their
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