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"Common Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America," by Thomas Paine, February 1776

Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809 and Spooner, Judah Padock, 1748-18071776

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Thomas Paine had tried many different jobs in England, but jumped at the chance to work in the printing business over in the American colonies. And there he found his voice. Not being a politician, he had nothing to lose with his little pamphlet. Although he made them sound like just "common sense," his arguments for independence were extremely radical at the time.

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  • Title: "Common Sense; Addressed to the Inhabitants of America," by Thomas Paine, February 1776
  • Creator: Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809, Spooner, Judah Padock, 1748-1807
  • Date: 1776-02-14
  • Date Created: 1776
  • Subject Keywords: Political issues, Pamphlets
  • Type: Documents
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=350250
  • Object Name: Pamphlet
  • Object ID: 2005.0.42.1
  • Image ID: THF7999
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.
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