Common Sense


Thomas Paine

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Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine (1737–1809) is the author of Common Sense. Born in England and inspired by Enlightenment political philosophy, he became an activist for American independence after moving to the colonies in 1774. Drawing inspiration… read analysis of Thomas Paine

King George III

George III (1738–1820) reigned as King of Great Britain from 1760–1820. He was king at the time that hostilities broke out between British troops and the American colonial militia in the 1770s, and was the… read analysis of King George III