- Words: 993
- Length: 3 Pages
- Topic: American History
- Paper #: 25360305
Thomas Paine's influential pamphlet, Common Sense, provided the inspiration for America's independence from Great Britain. Common sense reflected the common belief that British rule was often heavy-handed, unnecessary, and even unfounded. Thus, the success of Paine's Common Sense can be attributed to Paine's ability to tap into the beliefs of his audience, the American people.
Paine's Common Sense is divided into four key sections, plus an introduction. The first section describes