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Thomas Paine. By Alex Swanger. Life Overview. Early life America American Revolution French Revolution Later life. Historical Context of Common Sense. Lexington and Concord Declaration of Independence Colonists undecided. What was Common Sense ?. Pamphlet Independence

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thomas paine

Thomas Paine

By Alex Swanger

life overview
Life Overview

Early life


American Revolution

French Revolution

Later life

historical context of common sense
Historical Context of Common Sense

Lexington and Concord

Declaration of Independence

Colonists undecided

what was common sense
What was Common Sense?



Representative government

Separation of government and society



Reached a large audience

common sense
Common Sense

Everything that is right or reasonable pleads for separation. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, 'tis time to part.

Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776

The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind.

Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776

Now is the seedtime of continental union, faith and honor. The least fracture now, will be like a name engraved with the point of a pin on the tender rind of a young oak; the wound would enlarge with the tree, and posterity read in it full grown characters.

Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776

what effect did common sense have on the colonies
What effect did Common Sense have on the colonies?

Support for Independence

Helped end hesitation

Declaration of Independence

Prepared colonists for war

was thomas paine a hero
Was Thomas Paine a Hero?

Commitment to liberty

Colonial Independence Movement



"Common Sense." American History Online. Facts On File, Inc. (accessed September 29, 2009).

Kaye, Harvey J. Thomas Paine and the Promise of America. New York: Hill and Wang, 2005.

Nelson, Craig. Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations. New York : Penguin Group, 2006.

Paine, Thomas. "Common Sense." Selections from the Writings of Thomas Paine. p. 1-40. American History Online. Facts On File, Inc. (accessed October 1, 2009).

"Paine, Thomas (1737–1809)."Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Donald M. Borchert, ed. 2nd ed. 10 vols. Macmillan Reference USA, 2006. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2009.