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Teaching EXCERPT: Common Sense (1776)

EXCERPT: Common Sense (1776)

Common Sense was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775 and 1776. He wrote to the people of the Thirteen Colonies to advocate for independence from Great Britain. He wrote in a way that was comprehensible and persuasive to the people of the time.

Thomas Paine
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Why did this pamphlet help convince colonists risk everything in a war for independence from Britain?
RH.5 - Text Structure, RH.6 - Author's Purpose, RH.8 - Evaluate Argument


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