Declaration Of Independence: Paine Vs. Jefferson

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I believe that Paine had an advantage over Jefferson, because being born poor allowed him to see the world from the common man’s perspective. In Common Sense excerpt chapter 5 it is written in simpler text, therefore easier to read allowing it to reach more people in the colonies. Jefferson on the other hand, was raised by a wealthy family and had a good education. The Declaration of Independence, in Appendix A-2, which he wrote targeted the scholars of the colonies. Jefferson does not mention the slaves in the Declaration, he feared that by doing so could split the young nation, weaken, and divide it. Paine believed that the British hindered the colonies friendships with other nations due to their relationship. Jefferson saw them as a dictatorship
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