Thomas Paine's Common Senseplayed a pivotal role in convincing Americans to break with the British and form their own nation. Given our class discussion, if you were a British colonist in the winter/spring of 1776, would you have found Paine convincing or not? Explain your position.
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Thinking about Breen as well as our discussion of Whitefield and Edwards, what were some of the ways that British colonial society was changing in the mid-18th century? What were the consequences of those changes?
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