Thomas Payne Common Sense Analysis

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“Common Sense,” a pamphlet written by Thomas Payne, was one of the first deeds to inspire the America revolution that is known today. The article revolved around multiple ideas on why they should split from Great Britain, but a main one mentioned was the rights that were currently being exploited. Quartering troops, no representation, and other rights that the British were not upholding motivated the American Colonist to rise up against the British monarchy. To demonstrate, one part of Payne’s booklet declares, “Securing freedom and property to all men, and above all things the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience; with such other matter as is necessary for a charter to contain.” In the current country of Great…show more content…
The declaration, an additional piece of history written by the Founding Fathers along with the Constitution, was a list of complaints the colonists of America had with Great Britain, and why they would eventually break off from the country stated. The author, Thomas Jefferson, included these and multiple other reasons why they should separate from Britain in the description in the inscription, “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” The sentence just stated shows how inequitable Britain was being, and why it was no surprise why the colonies of America broke off. The country that was controlling them was ridding of their basic rights that they should have been promised from the Magna Carta. The British king was invading their privacy, inflicting unreasonable taxes, and not allowing trade with the rest of the world, rights that should have been guaranteed to people. While it is not the right of the king to decide what or not what rights people gat, but rather their own individual rights, they were under the rule of the king, and had to relent to his
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