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Flipped Assignment #3: Thomas Paine’s Common Sense

Questions to answer for your game. You can make up your own if you wish:

Thomas Paine’s Pamphlet “Common Sense” lays out seven basic arguments why the Colonies should be independent.

Questions:

1. The first argument concerns itself with the fact that an ___________ is trying to rule a _____________.

2. Over time, the Colonies have lost their _________ identity and are now, because of the arrival of many different nationalities, are now ________________.

3. What kind of mother is the “Mother Country” being towards the colonies? _________________

4. What was the major concern of the American Colonies regarding British foreign policy?
____________________________________________________________________

5. Can you come up with an analogy that clearly describes the problem addressed in question 4?
_____________________________________________________________________

6. Why is there an argument of distance? _______________________________________-

7. The sixth argument considers __________________ because the colonists, in many cases, left to get away from the ________________________ foundation.

8. In the final argument, Paine says that Great Britain will not rule the Colonies in the ____________ ______________ of the colonies.

 

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