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Running head: ‘DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE’ VS. ‘COMMON SENSE’ 1Comparison between ‘Declaration of Independence’ and “Common Sense”Adrian D. AustinPost University02/04/2018
‘DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE’ VS. ‘COMMON SENSE’ 2America’s independence involved many struggled, including Thomas Paine’s and Thomas Jefferson’s articles. The Declaration of Independence is one of the most popular independence documents in the annals of America’s history (Jeffrey & Boccanfuso, 2012). However, Paine contributed significantly towards America’s independence through his anonymous pamphlet dabbed Common Sense.The two documents had many similarities and differences, considering that Paine was more radical in his approach (Paine, 2012). Accordingly, Common Sense appeared to have a greater effect on America’s revolution than the Declaration ofIndependence. Although the Declaration of Independenceby Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense compared on many aspects, Paine’s document had a greater revolutionary impact on America.The United States has undergone tremendous political trials and triumphs to be what it is today, considering the contributions by Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson. The two political icons wrote two distinct articles of monumental implication to the independence of America. Given the discontent from the American colonies regarding their treatment by the Great Britain, Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine emerged as the key agitators for the struggle for the nation’s self-rule. In essence, Thomas Paine wrote an anonymous pamphlet that he dubbed Common Sense in 1776 whereas Thomas Jefferson drafted The Declaration of Independence during the same year (Jeffrey & Boccanfuso, 2012). The two documents compared in many

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