Prepare a short persuasive essay in which you present your argument, and discuss the language and arguments made by Paine in his piece. Were his arguments compelling enough to you, when you read the piece? What separated Paine’s Common Sense from previous arguments extolling rebellion? Examine also the risks you would have faced as a colonist, and those the colonies as a whole would face, and the potential rewards from joining the rebellion. You should use sources beyond Common Sense to help you evaluate the pamphlet in its proper historical perspective.