Thomas Paine and Common Sense



Many historians agree that Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" was one of the biggest factors in the Colonists winning the American Revolution. I guess that it could be said that the pen is truly mightier than the sword! Having completed your Web Quest please answer the following questions in journal format.

1. Do you feel that the pen is mightier than the sword? Explain why or why not.

2. What might have happened had Thomas Paine not written "Common Sense"?

3. Now that you are more aware of propaganda techniques and how they are used to persuade us, give an example of propaganda that is used in our society today.

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