Did Thomas Paine's pamphlet common sense effect the colonists?
What was the name of the pamphlet that influenced many colonists to support independence from Britain?
It impacted the colonists by helping them choose to go to war or not to go to war. The pamphlet 'Common Sense' by Thomas Paine provided a list of positive reasons why the colonists should approve and get behind the war for independence. The pamphlet was written almost a full year after armed conflict began in the United States (between the colonists/colonies and Great Brittan), so it did not provide reason to start the war…
Thomas Paine proposed revolution to the colonists and made the case through his pamphlet "Common Sense", the most widely read pamphlet of its time. By stating the reasons for revolution simply and powerfully, he targeted the larger audience of common people, rather than aristocrats, and spoke directly to them in their language.