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What did Thomas Paine argue (in common sense)?



A. England should rule America
B. America would be better off as a French colony
C. The only way America could win a war with England was to ally with Indian tribes
D. Economic boycotts made the most sense in protesting English actions
E. An island should not rule a continent

This question is part of Road to Revolution, 1763-1775
Asked by Donof, Last updated: Mar 30, 2020

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j.Barbara

J.Barbara

Answered Feb 16, 2018

Thomas Paine is famous for writing Common Sense. This is a pamphlet written in 1775-76 advocating that the 13 colonies gain their independence from Great Britain. Paine put forth both moral and political arguments for encouraging common people to fight for the independence he believed in.

One of the arguments he made was that a continent should not be ruled by an island. Common Sense was published anonymously on January 10, 1776 and became an immediate sensation. It wasn’t until later that it was known to be written by Thomas Paine.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jan 30, 2017

An island should not rule a continent
 

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