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Read Common Sense

On January 9, 1776, Thomas Paine launched the public discussion of American independence with an 80-page pamphlet called Common Sense

What Did They Think?

See what famous folks said at the time about Thomas Paine's shocking pamphlet Common Sense. Who was "charmed"? Who thought it was "so manly"? 

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