Ch. 6 Sec. 2. Independence. Thomas Paine wrote an essay—Common Sense—urging the colonies to declare independence. Paine and other radicals—people who want to make drastic changes in society—began to think of creating their own nation. Against Independence--Many colonists felt loyal to Britain.
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People felt they owed their allegiance to the king.
For Independence--Colonists did not owe loyalty to George III or any other monarch.
Colonists did not owe anything to Britain. The British had helped the colonists for their own profit.
Staying under British rule would be harmful to the colonies.