Day 2. The Revolution Begins. Unit 4, Journal #1. There are many problems that you as a teenager face every day. Because of this, we all have heard complaint after complaint. Now is time for you to air these grievances.
The Revolution Begins
Why is this so successful?
-Underprepared (mentally, physically)
Many people found fault with Britain’s actions; however they remained loyal to their King.
Many were uncertain about “independence.”
BUT, in the months following the Olive Branch Petition, colonial public opinion began to shift.
Anonymous 47-page pamphlet essay
Attacks King George and the monarchy
Argues that the King is responsible for the tyranny.
Paine declared that the time had come for colonists to proclaim an independent republic.
Paine argues that independence …
Common Sense was widely read (approx. 500,000 copies were sold) and widely applauded