Chapter 3, Section 2Declaring Independence
Paine’s Common Sense• In January of 1776, Thomas Paine,                published a 47-page  pamphlet entitled Common Sense...
Paine’s Common Sense• Common Sense:  – Urged separation from Great Britain  – Argued that citizens, not monarchs, should  ...
Paine’s Common Sense• Main Idea 1:  – Thomas Paine’s Common Sense led many    colonists to support independence.          ...
Independence for Colonies                 • Many colonial leaders    Brilliant!     agreed with Thomas                   P...
Independence for Colonies               • The Declaration of                 Independence formally                 announc...
"Yes, we must, indeed, all hang together, or mostassuredly we shall all hang separately.“ – Ben Franklin
Independence for Colonies• The Declaration ignored many colonists  – Did not address the rights of women  – Did not recogn...
Independence for Colonies• Patriots were colonials who chose to fight  for independence.  – About 40 to 45 percent of Amer...
Independence for Colonies• Loyalists, sometimes called Tories, were  colonials who remained loyal to Britain.  – About 20 ...
Independence for Colonies• Main Idea 2:  Colonists had differing reactions to the  Declaration of Independence.
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Chapter 3, section 2

  1. 1. Chapter 3, Section 2Declaring Independence
  2. 2. Paine’s Common Sense• In January of 1776, Thomas Paine, published a 47-page pamphlet entitled Common Sense. – Common Sense inspired American colonists to challenge British authority. duh
  3. 3. Paine’s Common Sense• Common Sense: – Urged separation from Great Britain – Argued that citizens, not monarchs, should make laws – Argued for economic freedom and the right to military self-defense – Cried out against tyranny, the abuse of government power – Reached a wide audience, selling some 500,000 copies
  4. 4. Paine’s Common Sense• Main Idea 1: – Thomas Paine’s Common Sense led many colonists to support independence. duh
  5. 5. Independence for Colonies • Many colonial leaders Brilliant! agreed with Thomas Paine’s ideas in Common Sense. • The Second Continental Congress created a committee in June 1776 to write a document declaring independence
  6. 6. Independence for Colonies • The Declaration of Independence formally announced the break with Great Britain – Tomas Jefferson was the main author – It was officially approved on July 4, 1776
  7. 7. "Yes, we must, indeed, all hang together, or mostassuredly we shall all hang separately.“ – Ben Franklin
  8. 8. Independence for Colonies• The Declaration ignored many colonists – Did not address the rights of women – Did not recognize the rights of enslaved African Americans
  9. 9. Independence for Colonies• Patriots were colonials who chose to fight for independence. – About 40 to 45 percent of Americans were Patriots
  10. 10. Independence for Colonies• Loyalists, sometimes called Tories, were colonials who remained loyal to Britain. – About 20 to 30 percent of Americans were Loyalists.• About 20-25 percent of colonials remained neutral.
  11. 11. Independence for Colonies• Main Idea 2: Colonists had differing reactions to the Declaration of Independence.

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