Liberty's Kids: Thomas Paine's Common Sense
American History → Founding Fathers → Thomas Paine
American History → The American Revolution → Common Sense
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.
Public Discussion Questions
Explain the American Revolution in your own terms, while making a case for total independence from Britain.
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