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A. La Plante 1 Ashley La Plante U.S. History-AP Mr. Altieri These days, common sense is not so common. Thomas Paine, the author of a pamphlet “Common Sense” expressed his views of democratic republicanism, causing many Patriots to think about what was being done to their country from hundreds of miles away. They came to one conclusion: Great Britain did not have the right to control a larger body of land; they must break all ties from the mother country as soon as possible. After the French and Indian War ended in 1763, celebrations exploded from everywhere in the colonies. Twelve years later, conflicts arose between Great Britain, the “mother” country, and it’s new bourn child, America. When acts unfair to the colonists occurred, so did anger and rage against the northeast. Being under the stress of an oppressive king, war broke out across the New England. In 1775, what is now called the American Revolutionary War began with its first battles in Lexington and Concord. Due to overwhelming circumstances, the colonists had just cause for waging war on Great Britain. Even thought the crown considered the colonists as people of Great Britain, they
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