Two influential authors Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine—sharing a first name—are both authors from the early American and Colonial period. Most notability, Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence and Paine’s most notable work is his Common Sense. The Declaration of Independence—as many know—is the important historical document stating the independence of the 13 British colonies from British rule, forming their own country as what is now known as the Untied States of America. The audience of this document included all Americans, with the purpose of persuading, explaining, analyzing, and reflecting. Pain’s Common Sense is a pamphlet written to persuade people to fight for independence. Unlike the Declaration of
Philadelphia 1774, where they tried to persuade everyone to start armies. In 1775 a rebellion battle between colonists and redcoats appeared in Lexington and concord.
The War for Independence
Common Sense 1776: pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that argued that a continent shouldn’t be governed by an Island.
THE Second Continental Congress 1776: approved a Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson: a political document that affirmed the Enlightenments natural rights of life, liberty and pursuit…