Thomas Paine's 'Common Sense' Comparison Essay by hicaliber

Thomas Paine's 'Common Sense'
A discussion regarding the document 'Common Sense' by Thomas Paine versus the practical genius of George Washington.
# 94061 | 1,513 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper takes a look at 'Common Sense', a document by Thomas Paine and compares it to the thinking and action of George Washington.
The paper argues that Paine's 'Common Sense' was not practical, whereas Washington's view of government was necessary to create a united nation that could do business with the world, and also keep popular forces under enough control so that true freedom of speech could be enjoyed by all, not simply the democratic majority.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Morgan, Edmund. The Genius of George Washington. The Third George Rodger Clark Lecture. W.W. Norton & Co, 1982.
  • Paine, Thomas. Common Sense. 1776. U.S. [25 Apr 2006] <>

Cite this Comparison Essay:

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Thomas Paine's 'Common Sense' (2007, April 19) Retrieved June 03, 2023, from

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"Thomas Paine's 'Common Sense'" 19 April 2007. Web. 03 June. 2023. <>