Common Sense - Thomas Paine

Common Sense

By Thomas Paine

  • Release Date: 1776-01-01
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events
Score: 4
From 1,264 Ratings


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.


  • Delightful Read

    By JBalestreri
    This is an excellent book to read, to understand the mindset of U.S. patriots at the formative time in our nation. Paine uses Biblical wisdom and, of course, common sense, to make the case for rejection of the Monarchy and independence for the new Union.
  • Thought provoking

    By tristan. 1018
    I realize importance of American being in this country and you were at the time shrugging off all the Tranny and the brutality of the European continent.
  • If you love all mankind…

    By stagemechanic
    To not have in this book as required reading in all school in the world is a tremendous error on all mankind. This moment I. Time = every moment I. Time when there is harm inflicted to a body of mankind. The world, a continent, a country, a state, a county, a city, a town, a household, a person. We are all equal and we are all one. We have to stand up, respect, and love one another and if that is threatened and violence is brought, then we unite to fight and defend for peace, equality, prosperity.
  • idk

    By kittycat😼😹🙀😺
    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 interesting
  • Simple explanation of American Revolution

    By Fishatt
    This manifest should be required reading in every high school/college course where the Revolutionary War is discussed.
  • A must read to understand our “Why”.

    By Krogerski
    This helps shed additional light on our nation’s independence and the necessity of our independence instead of being ruled.
  • Hamalton

    By PLAYER🍩🍆
    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. WORK
  • Thomas Paine

    By ᗩᕈᕈᒪᙓ ᘎᔕᙓᖇ 101
    I’ve been reading common sense by Thomas Paine so men I’m intense or I’m insane.
  • Hey

    By 614734
  • Good History Read

    By sollyg_cuz
    Good read for those who love history!