more specific on the need for the British colonies to regain their happiness and liberty through self-rule.Although Jefferson and Paine wrote concurred on many views, their documents had distinct characteristics worth noting. For instance, Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence offered the details of the push for self-rule without specifying the nature of self-rule (Jeffrey & Boccanfuso, 2012). On the other hand, Paine suggested that a democratic process of representation would suffice for the American people. The primary difference between Jefferson’s draft and Paine’s pamphlet was that Paine was more comprehensive about his intentions and quest for justice. Besides, Paine understood the treasonous nature of his pamphlet against the Kingdom of Great Britain (Paine, 2012). For that reason, he wrote the document
‘DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE’ VS. ‘COMMON SENSE’ 4anonymously. Jefferson was outright about the determination of his committee and the Congress to obtain freedom. Although the Declaration of Independence and the Common Senseagitated towards the liberation of North America, both documents differed in their approach to the independence issue. Thomas Jefferson employed a pragmatic approach whereas Thomas Paine amalgamated radical and moral tactics in his pamphlet. Jefferson appealed to reason concerning the failed diplomacy and continued oppression by the colonial regime (Wilensky, Richardson, & Paine, 2008). Thomas Paine appeared as a moral and religious purist in his pamphlet, considering his condemnation of Monarch system of governance by the Great Britain. Accordingly, the impact ofthe two documents varied both at in the 18thcentury America and in the contemporary United States of America.
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