How Did Thomas Paine Contribute To The American Revolution

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Published on January 10, 1776 in Philadelphia, Common Sense went, as we would say today, viral. Over 150,000 copies were sold throughout America and Europe and this little pamphlet sparked the fire of determination for American independence. Before traveling to America, Thomas Paine was already very politically active in his homeland, England. A few years after his arrival, he published Common Sense, which created excitement within the colonies and abroad. Paine’s timing was perfect; just as the Revolution was warming up, he published his work in which he wrote that America should become independent from Britain and King George III. The pamphlet made American colonists think and realize what was happening and many people found themselves actually

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