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A Discourse Delivered in Providence: The Dedication of the Tree of Liberty

Pamphlet War: Silas Downer and His Dedication of the Tree of Liberty in Providence

The Pamphlet War is a good illustration of how individuals use the power of the pen to change the hearts and minds of their fellow countrymen. The Pamphlet War began in 1764 with a few brave politicians like Thomas Fitch proclaiming the Reasons Why the British Colonies in America should not be Charged with Internal […]

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Common Sense by Thomas Paine - An Englishman

Common Sense – By Thomas Paine

In reading Thomas Paine‚Äôs Common Sense, I really scratch my head as to why this pamphlet was the document that sparked the American Revolution. It is clear that the impact of this simple little pamphlet had a major impact on the course of this nation. Thomas Paine focused his reader’s attention upon the fact that […]

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Reasons Why the British Colonies, in America, should not be charged with Internal Taxes, by Authority of Parliament. By Thomas Fitch

Reasons Why the British Colonies in America should not be Charged with Internal Taxes – by Thomas Fitch

Just finished reading Thomas Fitch pamphlet titled Reasons Why the British Colonies, in America, should not be charged with Internal Taxes, by Authority of Parliament. This pamphlet was printed in 1764. To put a little background as to why this pamphlet is so important — in 1763, the French Indian war had just wrapped up. […]

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