Common Sense by Thomas Paine

This influential pamphlet, published in 1776, played a crucial role in persuading the colonists of the Thirteen Colonies to declare independence from Britain. It argues for the democratic system of government, criticizes monarchy and hereditary succession, and advocates for the inherent rights and freedoms of individuals. The text uses plain language to make complex political ideas accessible to the average citizen, promoting the idea that the colonies have a right to be an independent nation.

The 831st greatest book of all time


Published
1776
Nationality
British
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
48 pages
Words
30,000
Original Language
English

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