#OnThisDay in 1776, Thomas Paine published Common Sense, writing in its first sentence: "Some writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins." ๐Ÿ“œAn instant success, Paine's pamphlet rallied many around the Revolutionary cause and went on to become one of the bestselling titles in American history. #nyhistory
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