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1

How did Common Sense influence the colonists?

In the Common Sense, Thomas Paine convinced the colonists that they did not owe anything to England.

2

How did American Patriots respond to the Declaration of Independence?

Joyous celebration.

3

What are the main ideas of the Declaration of Independence?

- Natural rights
- British wrong
- Declares U.S.A
- Cut political ties with Britain

4

Define traitor.

A person betrays his or her own country.

5

Define natural rights.

Rights that belong to all people from birth.

6

Identify Common Sense.

A pamphlet to offer facts and arguments why Americans should be independent from British.

7

Identify Thomas Jefferson.

He wrote Declaration of Independence.

8

Identify the Declaration of Independence.

Declaration of Independence was an official act taken by all 13 American colonies in declaring independence from British rule. It was written by Thomas Jefferson.