Who was Thomas Paines family?
Joseph Paine (Quaker Corset Maker) and Frances Cocke (Anglican daughter of a prominent lawyer)
What was the name of the pamphlet that influenced many colonists to support independence from Britain?
In Thomas Paines Common Sense he wrote that it was common sense for the colonies to fight for independence because?
Thomas Paineâ??s appeal for a new republican form of government was appealing to many Americans because they were prepared for this new idea. The experiences that they the Americans had with democratic governances and the absence of hereditary democracy is what prepared them to be opened minded to Thomas Paineâ??s ideas.