Liberty's Kids: Thomas Paine's Common Sense
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Thomas Paine explains to Ben Franklin, James, Sarah, and Moses his new publication, Common Sense, one of the most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution. Paine explains that, in the pamphlet, he explains the American Revolution in a simple manner for the ordinary person and makes the case for total independence from Britain. Paine states that he hopes to change public opinion about remaining loyal to the King of England.

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  1. Explain the American Revolution in your own terms, while making a case for total independence from Britain.

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify and analyze the causes and effects of events prior to and during the American Revolution, i...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze causes of the American Revolution, including the Proclamation of 1763, the Intolerable Acts,...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the roles played by significant individuals during the American Revolution, including Abigai...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the issues surrounding important events of the American Revolution, including declaring inde...

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