Submit a fully-developed essay in response to the following question. Your essay should be approximately 500 to 1000 words (the equivalent of 2 to 4 typed, double-spaced pages) in length. All assignments should be a combination of solid research and personal evaluation of the data.
1. You have been asked to sign the Declaration of Independence. Examine the document in detail, and then explain your decision to sign or not sign as if you were a colonial of that era. What are the main arguments in the document in favor of independence? What areas of the Declaration were influenced by Thomas Paines Common Sense?
Paine, T. (1986). Common Sense. London, England: Penguin Books.