Common Sense

Common Sense Summary

Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775 – 76 that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. In clear, simple language it explained the advantages of and the need for immediate independence.

Book Reviews


idk5 star

ive been reading common sense by Thomas Paine, some men say that im intense or im insane, u want a revolution i want a revelation so listen to my declaration. i swear lin-manuel miranda has made this book sound interesting55


Simple explanation of American Revolution5 star

This manifest should be required reading in every high school/college course where the Revolutionary War is discussed.55


A must read to understand our “Why”.5 star

This helps shed additional light on our nation’s independence and the necessity of our independence instead of being ruled.55


Hamalton1 star

I’ve been reading common sense by Thomas pane, some men say that I’m intense or I’m insane. You want a review I want to sing hamalton so listen to my declaration. We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal. And when I meet Tomas Jefferson, I’m going to tell him to include WOMAN in the sequel. WORK15

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Thomas Paine5 star

I’ve been reading common sense by Thomas Paine so men I’m intense or I’m insane.55


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Good History Read5 star

Good read for those who love history!55

Colorado Dad

All free men, and those who aspire to be5 star

It will not take you long to read through this book, but it presents a hugely important snapshot of the mindset and readiness of the Americans of the Colonies to become THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Any reader that wants to understand how this nation went from being a subject of a foreign nation to a free and independent republic owes it to themselves to read this short, but extremely relevant narrative.55

Avi Hoffman

Must read5 star

Incredible. Everyone should read this at least once. Really interesting, gripping, compelling read.55

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Thomas Paine is INSANE!1 star

Why does this fool think it would be a good idea to secede from Great Brooklyn? It would be so much more sensible to stay under the King's guiding hand. He hath taken great measures to keep us safe, and it would be horrible to take it for granted. In the words of Samuel Seabury, "Heed not the rabble who scream, 'revolution!', they have not your interest at heart. Chaos and bloodshed are not a solution, don't let them lead you astray."15

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