Thomas Paine – Common Sense #2

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Common Sense, Paine’s pro-independence monograph published anonymously on 10 January 1776, spread quickly among literate colonists. Within three months, 120,000 copies are alleged to have been distributed throughout the colonies, which themselves totaled only four million free inhabitants, making it the best-selling work in 18th-century America. Its total sales in both America and Europe reached 500,000 copies. It convinced many colonists, including George Washington and John Adams, to seek redress in political independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and argued strongly against any compromise short of independence.

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  • http://www.NewCommonSenseBook.com Mark Wilensky

    Hello, I wanted to introduce you to an adapted version of Common Sense that has been added into public schools and homeschool curriculum nationwide: The Elementary Common Sense of Thomas Paine; An Interactive Adaptation for all Ages. I'm a fifth-grade teacher in Colorado, and have been developing civics education that encourages our youngest citizens to read our nation's founding documents. I apologize if this sounds a bit like a commercial, but I thought you might appreciate that Paine is being read by students from ages 10 and up. The book's interactive website (and description) is at http://www.NewCommonSenseBook.com. My best regards, Mark Wilensky

  • http://www.NewCommonSenseBook.com Mark Wilensky

    Hello, I wanted to introduce you to an adapted version of Common Sense that has been added into public schools and homeschool curriculum nationwide: The Elementary Common Sense of Thomas Paine; An Interactive Adaptation for all Ages. I'm a fifth-grade teacher in Colorado, and have been developing civics education that encourages our youngest citizens to read our nation's founding documents. I apologize if this sounds a bit like a commercial, but I thought you might appreciate that Paine is being read by students from ages 10 and up. The book's interactive website (and description) is at http://www.NewCommonSenseBook.com. My best regards, Mark Wilensky

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