Yes, this statement is true as Thomas Paine tried to convince Americans to support independence from Britain.
He played a great role in the American Revolution (American victory war) of 1776. He turned his political thinking in his words and rising wave of revolution in America. His two most influential writings were
1.Common Sense, a book titled Common Sense, in which America's independence from Britain was argued.
2.The American Crisis magazines that ran from 1776–1783 and heavily supported the American Revolution
"Common Sense" was so successful in bringing awareness to freedom in America that John Adams (second president of the US) said "it would have been useless to raise the sword of Washington without the pen of the author of the Common Sons".
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