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AP US History. Bell Work: What was the overall purpose of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense? How does it provide unity for the colonies- compare that with the Declaration of Independence. Examine the Declaration of Independence- answer the respective questions.

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Ap us history

AP US History

Bell Work: What was the overall purpose of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense? How does it provide unity for the colonies- compare that with the Declaration of Independence.


Game plan

  • Examine the Declaration of Independence- answer the respective questions.

  • Around the Horn Competition… Common Sense and American Crisis.

  • Monday- the Revolution!

GAME PLAN


Discussion questions

  • 1.What is meant by the following quotes from Common Sense:

  • We may as well assert that because a child has thriven upon milk, that it is never to have meat.

  • We have boasted the protection of Great Britain without considering that her motive was interest, not attachment.

Discussion Questions…


Questions continued

  • 2.What advantage do the colonists have by staying connected to Great Britain… what drawbacks do they have by remaining connected?

  • 3.What are Paine’s reservations regarding Europe and a connection to Europe?

  • 4.Paine references the idea of tyranny anticipated- what does that mean and where does he talk about this?

Questions Continued…


Questions again

  • 5.How does Paine reference popular sovereignty… hint: what do Americans believe to be king?

    THE AMERICAN CRISIS

  • What is the purpose of the American Crisis?

    2. What legislation does Paine quote in the beginning?

    3. What unifying statements does Paine make regarding the colonists?

Questions AGAIN.


American crisis

  • 4.“Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.” explain this statement in the context of the revolution.

American Crisis


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