Influence of Common Sense
History G170 Thomas Paine and the Influence of Common Sense 100pts Given what you have learned in context of Give Me Liberty! about the ideological conflicts existing throughout the war for American Independence, I would like you to write on Thomas Paine’s Common Sense (provided as a PDF in Canvas module). This will be your main focus as a primary source and you will answer the prompt using the materials from class and your own research as contextual information. You will need to create a solid paper with a clearly defined thesis and argument. Pay attention to organization so that the paper logically flows and the introduction, body and conclusion all make sense together.
– This is in APA Format (GWC Library APA Citation Guide is in the modules along with other helpful information). – The requirement for this assignment is 5 pages. This means 5 written, double-spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman font pages. This does not count for the works cited page at the end. You are not required to submit an abstract or a title page in your submittal. I expect to receive a submittal of no less than 6 total pages. Those with missing pages will be marked accordingly. – Keep in mind plagiarism rules and that we are using Turn it In for verification. – This is a research paper but also leaves room for your feelings on the subject in light of the readings. Make sure you are focused on evidential ideas when expressing your opinion in the conclusion. This should be broken into three sections along with a strong introduction, thesis, and strong conclusion. You need to prove to the reader with evidence your position and justify the argument you are pushing forward in your paper.
I would like you to write this essay in response to the following prompt: In January 1776 Thomas Paine wrote a political pamphlet called Common Sense. In this pamphlet he made a variety of arguments (political, economic, religious, and emotional), to educate British colonial citizens on the reasons for separation from Great Britain. In a research essay, explain the main points of Common Sense by Thomas Paine and use specific colonial examples that support Paine’s argument for separation. Address how this impacted the Continental Congress. Discuss whom at the time opposed Paine’s thinking and why. Give supportive evidence of your take on the events using outside primary and secondary sources (no fewer than 5 outside sources. This means not counting Common Sense and not counting your text book)