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Common Sense and the American Crisis
A review of the paper "Common Sense and the American Crisis'' by Thomas Paine, in which he outlines his views on the government's relationship to society and the need for patriotism.
# 107137 | 1,247 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Aug 21, 2008 in History (U.S. Birth of the Nation 1750-1800)

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The paper discusses the fact that the actions of men of honor manage to change history, the lives of the people, and the culture of the nations. The paper further states that such men are well remembered and celebrated each year and that Thomas Paine is one such character. The paper continues further that Paine's most famous pamphlet, "Common sense and the American crisis", comes to prove the importance that one document may have in the writing of the history of a country. The paper discusses the point that the pamphlet represented the first clear request for independence from the British crown. An annotated bibliography is included with the paper.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Claeys, Gregory. Thomas Paine: social and political thought. London: Routledge, 1989.
  • Kaye, Harvey. "Founding Father." American Heritage, Oct 2005. Vol. 56, issue 5, p 66-68
  • Kaye, Harvey. Thomas Paine and the promise of America. New York: Hill and Wang, 2005.
  • Larkin, Edward. Thomas Paine and the literature of revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Lewis, Joseph. Inspiration and Wisdom from the Writings of Thomas Paine. New York, Freethought Press Association, 1954.

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