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Common Sense by Thomas Paine

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Transcript of Common Sense by Thomas Paine

Common Sense
by Thomas Paine

Common Sense
"But there is another and greater distinction for which no
truly natural or religious reason can be assigned, and that is, the distinction of men into kings and subjects"
Historical Expert
Common sense was the first document to challenge the British rule and ask for independence.It was the spark that ignited the talks of revolution and independence from the King and the country.
Analysis and Evidence Expert
It challenged the authority of the British and the royal monarchy. The plain language that Paine used spoke to the common people of America and openly demand for independence from Great Britain.
Common Sense blamed America's suffering on the British monarch, George III. It caused the colonists to strengthen their resolve and it resulted in the first every anti-colonial action to take place.
Paine denounced the Monarch and said that people are born into a state of equality. He then claimed that men have no natural ruler, proposed a system of representative government for the colonies, and finallly explained his reason on why it was time to break free from Britians control on America.
Take place or more into position of
The book requests that its content be translated into new languages as they
the old.
Annul, overrule, supplant
To perplex or amaze,especially by a sudden disturbance or surprise
Tell the truth, and so puzzle and
your adversaries.
Amaze, astonish, baffle
strong enough to resist or withstand attack; no to be taken by force
The fort was thought to be
Fortified, indestructible, invincible
Breakable, destructible, insecure
Allowing the possibility of several different meanings;not determined
The answer was rather
Ambiguous, unclear, buzzing
Certain, clear, definite
People of America; individual's in the colonies
American Theme:
Significant Quotes:
“Time makes more converts than reason.”
“From the errors of other nations, let us learn wisdom,”
“Give me liberty, or give me death.”
“Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society.”

Work Cited
Paine, Thomas.
Common Sense
. Philadelphia: Jan.10, 1776.
Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com, n.d. Web. 22 Feb. 2014.
Annotation Expert
"BUut therre is another greater distinction for which no truly natural or religious reason can be asigned, and that is, the distinction of men into kings and subjects.
There is no religious or natural difference between the kings and the subjects except there power and money.
Annotation Expert
"First parliment everyman, by natural rights will have a seat.
This quote talks about the right of everyman voting and having a seat by voting for the people that they want to represent them.
Annotation Expert
"' However eyes may be dazzled with snow or our ears decieved by sound, however prejudice may wrap our wills, or interested darken our understanding."
This quote talks about how may our eyes are a beautiful thing but the eyes have dark prejudice thinking about people.
Annotation Expert
"' Goverment even in its best state is but a necessary evil in its worst state even an intolerable one"
This quote talks about how the government is performing at its best, its thinking and its ruling can be evil.
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