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Common Sense

by Thomas Paine

Common Sense is a 47-page pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–1776 advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies. Writing in clear and persuasive prose, Paine marshaled moral and political arguments to encourage common people in the Colonies to fight for egalitarian government. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776 at the beginning of the American Revolution and became an immediate sensation.

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Thomas Paine

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Thomas Paine (born Thomas Pain; February 9, 1737– June 8, 1809) was an English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. He authored Common Sense (177...

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