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Thomas Paine: Common SenseThesis

American History

Ritika M

on 22 July 2015

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Transcript of Thomas Paine: Common SenseThesis

Thomas Paine’s views on hereditary succession and government helped to debilitate America's ties to England through the king, which was a major contributing factor to the instigation of the American Revolution. Thesis Statement "Society...is a blessing, but government, ...is but a necessary evil..." "To the evil of monarchy, we have added that of hereditary succession..." "...hereditary right in kings is that nature disapproves it..." John Locke "For all men being originally equals..." Declaration of Independence "...no one BY BIRTH could have a right to set up his own family in..." Buckingham Palace "...few good monarchs, but...a much larger number of bad ones" Social Pyramid "Of more worth is one honest man...than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived." Monarchs vs. Honesty "...establishing himself king of England against the consent of the natives..." King George III Flag of England "...king hath little more than to make war and give away places..." King's Job "...working middle class...traditionally excluded from political affairs..." Thomas Paine: Working Middle Class Avarice Violent disturbances; agitation; social commotion Convulsions Equal; impartial; just unbiased; belief in equality for all people Egalitarian Fearful; hesitant; meek; subject to fear; timid Timorous Bad habits; evil-doings; immoralities; indecorum; sins Vices Extreme greed; overwhelming desire for more; insatiable want for riches Vocabulary Thomas Paine: Common Sense
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