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A Return to Common Sense: Rediscovering America's Roots By Common Sense
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The America we know and cherish is under attack! Make no mistake - the time has come to pick a side. At stake are the very beliefs and ideals that our ancestors shed their blood and sacrificed their... More > lives for. Once again, a generation is being called upon to protect the liberty and justice of future generations. This insightful book features a collection of works published by Thomas Paine during the Revolutionary War. It also presents John Locke’s “Two Treatises of Government,” which had a profound and influential impact on the framers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. REDISCOVER THE TRUTH FOR YOURSELF AND KNOW WHAT YOU BELIEVE - AND WHY! Featuring These Original and Complete Works: "Common Sense," "America In Crisis," and "Two Treatises of Government"< Less
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The America we know and cherish is under attack! Make no mistake - the time has come to pick a side. At stake are the very beliefs and ideals that our ancestors shed their blood and sacrificed their... More > lives for. Once again, a generation is being called upon to protect the liberty and justice of future generations. This insightful book features a collection of works published by Thomas Paine during the Revolutionary War. It also presents John Locke’s “Two Treatises of Government,” which had a profound and influential impact on the framers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. REDISCOVER THE TRUTH FOR YOURSELF AND KNOW WHAT YOU BELIEVE - AND WHY! Featuring These Original and Complete Works: "Common Sense," "America In Crisis," and "Two Treatises of Government"< Less
Common Sense By Thomas Paine
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Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, before the American Revolution. Common Sense, signed "Written by an Englishman",... More > became an immediate success. In relation to the population of the Colonies at that time, it had the largest sale and circulation of any book in American history. Common Sense presented the American colonists with an argument for freedom from British rule at a time when the question of independence was still undecided. Paine wrote and reasoned in a style that common people understood; forgoing the philosophy and Latin references used by Enlightenment era writers, Paine structured Common Sense like a sermon and relied on Biblical references to make his case to the people.< Less
Common Sense By Thomas Paine
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Thomas "Tom" Paine (January 29, 1737 (NS February 9, 1737) – June 8, 1809) was an English author, pamphleteer, radical, inventor, intellectual, revolutionary, and one of the... More > Founding Fathers of the United States. He has been called "a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination." Born in Thetford, in the English county of Norfolk, Paine immigrated to the British American colonies in 1774 in time to participate in the American Revolution. His principal contributions was this powerful, widely read pamphlet Common Sense (1776), the all-time best-selling American book that advocated colonial America's independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, "Common Sense" was so influential that John Adams said, "Without the pen of the author of 'Common Sense,' the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain.” Kean Guides offer great books at a reasonable price.< Less
Common Sense By Eric Switzer
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As a long and violent abuse of power, is generally the Means of calling the right of it in question (and in Matters too which might never have been thought of, had not the Sufferers been aggravated... More > into the inquiry) and as the King of England hath undertaken in his OWN RIGHT, to support the Parliament in what he calls THEIRS, and as the good people of this country are grievously oppressed by the combination, they have an undoubted privilege to inquire into the pretensions of both, and equally to reject the usurpation of either.< Less
Common Sense By Thomas Paine
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Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution. Common Sense was signed "Written by an... More > Englishman", and it became an immediate success. Having sold almost 100,000 copies in 1776 and in relative proportion to the population of the colonies at that time, it had the largest sale and circulation of any book published in American history. Common Sense presented the American colonists with an argument for freedom from British rule at a time when the question of seeking independence was still undecided. Paine wrote and reasoned in a style that common people understood. Forgoing the philosophical and Latin references used by Enlightenment era writers, he structured Common Sense as if it were a sermon, and relied on Biblical references to make his case to the people. He connected independence with common dissenting Protestant beliefs as a means to present a distinctly American political identity.< Less
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Common Sense, Paine’s pro-independence monograph published anonymously on 10 January 1776, spread quickly among literate colonists. Within three months, 120,000 copies are alleged to have been... More > distributed throughout the colonies, which themselves totaled only four million free inhabitants, making it the best-selling work in 18th-century America. Its total sales in both America and Europe reached 500,000 copies. It convinced many colonists, including George Washington and John Adams, to seek redress in political independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and argued strongly against any compromise short of independence.< Less
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Paine created “Common Sense” as a call to arms to all colonists. It was basically a list of all the reason the Colonies should rebel and the wrongs the British had done. Paine wrote about... More > taxation without representation and how only a continental government could rightly rule over the American Colonies. In other words that England could not fulfill the best interests of the Colonies when she is across the Atlantic Ocean. Paine even resorted to attacking the British monarchy and addressing the flaws of this form of government, which was a very serious crime in a time with no freedom of press. This essay ultimately saved the Revolution before it truly began by enlisting more colonies to aid Massachusetts, at that time the only colony in rebellion.< Less
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Thomas Paine wrote the Common Sense to show what it means to be free in a tyranical world. This holds true today as we are being constantly being subjected by intrusion into our private lives by the... More > federal government. This book no more rings true 200 years ago as it does today. If you love this country then read this book.< Less
Common Sense By Thomas Paine
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Thomas Paine wrote the Common Sense to show what it means to be free in a tyranical world. This holds true today as we are being constantly being subjected by intrusion into our private lives by the... More > federal government. This book no more rings true 200 years ago as it does today. If you love this country then read this book.< Less