How Did Thomas Paine Contribute To Independence

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Thomas Paine, a revolutionary and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, wrote the most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution. Thomas Paine wrote a pamphlet, Common Sense, and it inspired the colonists in 1776 to declare independence from Great Britain. He gave many reasons for the colonists to support colonial independence. Some reasons Paine gave were Great Britain is thousand of miles away from the colonist which made communication a problem and Great Britain is only an island so it’s weird for an island to govern a continent. In Paine’s most convincing argument, it explained: “we have boasted the protection of Great Britain, without considering, that her motive was INTEREST, not ATTACHMENT” (Paine). The

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