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Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine

            In 1774, Thomas Paine emigrated to America by enough convincing from Benjamin Franklin. Paine implied in his pamphlet, Common Sense written in 1776 that American residents should fight for complete freedom from the British rule than fighting against British taxation. Paine giving logical reasons emphasizes that America can and govern the country on its own. The Declaration of Independence was written in 1776 by Thomas Jefferson explaining the reason of the colonists separating from Great Britain. In the Second Treatise of Civil Government written in 1689 by John Locke, Locke implies that individuals' personality and possessions is free if they are within the law of nature and not bounded by others individuals like Britishers. Locke states that individuals should fight for their freedom if the government is misusing their rights. All the three documents have in common the reasons to fight for independence and how to morally convince the colonies. .
             Paine in his pamphlet states that if Americans did not fight for independence and remained in the hands of the Britain king, there would be negativity ruling in the whole country. He believes that laws would be submitted in favor and profit of Britishers. Paine asserts that, "The king's negative here is ten times more dangerous and fatal that can it be in England, for there he will scarcely refuse his consent to a bill for putting England into as strong a state of defence as possible, and in America he would never suffer such a bill to be passed" (Paine 27). In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson reasserts that the King of Great Britain has wickedly played and established tyranny over the American colonies. Many laws like cutting off trade with other parts of the world, imposing taxes without consent of colonies, creating commotion in towns and many more. Both Paine and Jefferson list the crimes that Britain had committed against the American colonies and thereby are the reasons to fight for independence.

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