A Review of Common Sense by Thomas Paine

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discuss how Paine uses language (words and phrases) in a way that "ordinary readers (less educated) can understand" (98). How has Paine's document influenced Jefferson's Declaration of Independence?

The most impact of Common Sense is that it “quickly became one of the most successful and influential pamphlets in the history of political writing because Paine “wrote clearly and directly, and he avoided the complex language and Latin phrase common in pamphlets aimed at educated readers (Give Me Liberty p. 195).” Therefore, he is considered as the father of the American Revolution. It is essential that this pamphlet is a tool to bring average colonists into political discussion with new political language by writing in simple and easy-to-understand way. As a result, the words in Common Sense bring all colonists into the dispute for independence, as well as influence to the construction of Declaration of Independence. Indeed, the pamphlet is one of the first things to make colonists acknowledged that only common sense can break them free from British control such as some unreasonable taxes the British implement on things, and why they need to become independent. Common Sense can be seen as an awakening on Americans so that they are encouraged to rebel and strive for their freedom and independence, and then prepare for proposal of Declaration of Independence. Overall, what is stated in Common Sense is declared and detailed in Declaration of Independence that colonists have the right to have their Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
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