Compare And Contrast Thomas Paine And Patrick Henry

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Two of the most important pieces of work in pre-revolution America were Thomas Paine’s Common Sense and Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death,”speech. The two writings were very effective with the points they addressed and their eventual outcome. However, the two patriots each used different tones. Patrick Henry used a fiery, yet passionate tone, Thomas Paine used a sarcastic, formal tone. In the end though, it was Patrick Henry’s tone which proved to be more effective in swaying American colonists towards independence.
The year was 1775, tensions between America and Great Britain had reached a new high, but people still weren’t convinced that a revolutionary war was the right answer. Patrick Henry had delivered one of the most

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