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Thomas Paine

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Common Sense | Part Summaries


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Part Summary
Introduction to the Third Edition Author Thomas Paine's brief introduction to the third printing of Common Sense was written on February 14, 1776, just a ... Read More
Part 1 Thomas Paine begins Part 1 by describing the differences between society and government. Society is good because it "pos... Read More
Part 2 Thomas Paine finds the concept of royalty to be very problematic. From his point of view all people are born equal, and ... Read More
Part 3 Part 3 of Common Sense is Thomas Paine's formal call for independence of the American colonies from Great Britain. Like ... Read More
Part 4 Thomas Paine uses Part 4 to assure his readers independence from Great Britain is possible. The colonies have a lot goin... Read More
Part 5 The appendix to the third edition of Common Sense was written in February 1776, a month after the tract's initial public... Read More
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