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Tajah NasheedHistory 105Time: 3:55-5:10Date: October/06/2015Paine PaperMany people are familiar with Thomas Paine, and his work, Common Sense, but many donot know the depth and true meaning behind his words. Despite the fact that many Americans were uncomfortable under British rule, many were scared to express their true feelings and beliefs. However, Thomas Paine felt as if America had evolved and no longer needed to be underBritish rule. In the pamphlet he displays the arguments of government as a necessary evil, state of nature, the inevitability of British oppression, and the problems with monarchy. England, the parent country did the exact opposite of what a guardian should do. England did not take care of the colonies nor did they protect them. This behavior urged Thomas Paine to create common senseto explain, depict, and elaborate on why America should succeed from British rule.Thomas Paine only lived in America for two years before he began writing Common Sense, but that was enough time for him to witness the oppression of the British. England government was a monarchy, which meant parliament had all of the power. The government was divided in to three parts, which were kings, lords, and the commons. Paine believed that since allmen are born equal, no man could have the right to establish his family as forever presiding over others. The central problem with England government was that it was very mixed and hard to find out the problem that was occurring. Paine believed that the government should be as simple as possible. England did not focus on the best interest for the colony. Some say that Britain has protected America and therefore deserves allegiance. Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense as a response to the British rule, he stated, “We have boasted the protection of Great Britain without considering that her motive was interest, not attachment.”