Common Sense was written January of 1776. It was 46 pages long, and sold nearly 120,000 copies within the first few months. It was first anonymous signed "written by and Englishman. After a while Thomas Paine came out as the author. This book talked about how the king has wronged us, religion influences, how the government and humanity were different, and several other factors. The answer I think your looking for is that it affected the revolution by urging Independence and the American revolution. This book made many undecided families pick revolution.