Thomas Paine's Common Sense

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Americans had a very hard time breaking ties with England and becoming their own nation. Thomas Paine played a very important role in the liberty of American history. His pamphlet “Common Sense” laid down the foundation for the complete freedom of America, granted in 1776. He argued for two main points: independence from England and the creation of a democratic republic. Paine had many effective and influential arguments in his pamphlet Common Sense, but the three most important were that the colonies should have freedom, balance, and equality. He believed that the colonies should be independent against British rule. In attempting to convince the colonists that they should leave, Paine describes England as an abusive partner in a corrupt relationship.…show more content…
When the colonists figured this out, they became ungovernable. They refused to obey the instructions of royal governors, who suppressed meetings of assemblies which criticized the right of the king in parliament to legislate the colonies. He believes there should not be a hereditary monarchy and instead have a ruler that wants to be a king and can do his job well. This makes sense because most of the kings that the throne was passed down to were very young and usually not wise. In the early ages of the world, according to the scripture chronology, there were no kings; the consequence of which was there were no wars; it is the pride of kings which throws mankind into confusion. Paine threw in this biblical reference to the world with no kings yet God granted the Jews only one even though he was angry. Paine questioned that if God was the true King, why would there be a need for Parliament? He then, in turn, concludes that monarchy is a sin and is a disgrace. By including the biblical reference, Paine’s pamphlet appealed to more people. This is because if the people of this time were even able to get one book, it would have been the
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