Thomas Paine Calls for American independence, 1776

Thomas Paine Calls for American independence, 1776 Britons had long understood themselves as the freest people on earth, blessed with a limited monarchy and an enlightened parliament. Paine‚Äôs pamphlet offered a very different portrayal of the British government. His criticisms swept across the North American continent and generated widespread support for American independence.   Perhaps … Continue reading Thomas Paine Calls for American independence, 1776