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Common Sense by Thomas Paine Analysis Worksheet Common Core

This is an easy instructional printable worksheet. There is a passage of background information about this famous pamphlet followed by a translation matching

Thomas Paine's Common Sense 1776

How did Thomas Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense convince reluctant Americans to abandon the goal of reconciliation with Britain and accept that separation from Britain — independence — was the only option for preserving their liberty?

Lecture 3 Thomas Paine's pamphlet, Common Sense - "political communication in the Revolutionary era" published in January 1776

Common Sense (pamphlet) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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"I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church." from Thomas Paine - Age of Reason


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First published anonymously on January 10, 1776, before the American Revolution, it was signed "Written by an Englishman", & was an immediate success. Common Sense presented the American colonists with an argument for freedom from British rule at a time when the question of independence was still undecided. Most Englishman thought it a traitorous diatribe against King and Country.

Surviving Tracy

In 1737, Thomas Paine was born in Thetford. In 1793, he was imprisoned in France for not supporting the execution of Louis XVI. While he was in prision, he wrote and showed the first part of his most famous work at the time, the anti-church text piece. He was let go from prison in 1794 with the help of James Monroe, the U.S. Minister to France and England.