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Flora Do Revolutionary Philosophy 1. While reading Common Sense, Thomas Paine’s arguments for independence were mainly about society and government. According to Paine, he believed that society could be built into something great when people come together. As for government, Paine argued that the government is supposed to guard us from our own wrongdoings. He also believed that monarchy shouldn’t exist. As in, there are no kings in the world. 2. John and Abigail Adams had a positive and enthusiastic critique about Paine’s Common Sense. After John Adams discussed the details that were written in Paine’s pamphlet, Abigail wrote, “I am charmed with the sentiment of Common Sense; and wonder how an honest heart, one who wishes the welfare of their country, and the happiness of posterity can hesitate one moment at adopting them.” 3. John Adams believed that we would celebrate the day of our independence on July 2 nd because the Congress voted for independence on that day. However, the official signing
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