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What general observation does Paine express in the statement, "What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly"?
If you gain something too easily, it will not seem that important to you.
When Paine compares America's relationship with England to the bondage of slavery, to what emotion is he appealing?
Paine's primary purpose in saying that "a common murderer, highway man, or a housebreaker, has as good pretense," as the king is to
stress the lawlessness of the king's actions.
Identify one reason Paine gives for supporting the fight for liberty.
duty to provide for a better life for one's family
To what situation is Paine referring to when he says, "For though the flame of liberty may sometimes cease to shine, the coal can never expire."?
America's oppression under British rule
What is the main point of Paine's essay?
The colonists must endure.
With what does Paine compare America's war against the British?
a thief breaking into his house
When Paine says the colonists must "throw not the burden of the day upon Providence, but show your faith by your works," he means they must
fight for their own freedom instead of relying on God's will.
Paine uses "summer soldier" and "sunshine patriot" to refer to
those who support the Revolution only when it is convenient.