Paine created “Common Sense” as a call to arms to all colonists. It was basically a list of all the reason the Colonies should rebel and the wrongs the British had done. Paine wrote about taxation without representation and how only a continental government could rightly rule over the American Colonies. In other words that England could not fulfill the best interests of the Colonies when she is across the Atlantic Ocean. Paine even resorted to attacking the British monarchy and addressing the flaws of this form of government, which was a very serious crime in a time with no freedom of press.
This essay ultimately saved the Revolution before it truly began by enlisting more colonies to aid Massachusetts, at that time the only colony in rebellion.
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by on September 29, 2016
- Sheba Blake Publishing, May 2015
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