Sign up for the MSNBC newsletter

You have been successfully added to our newsletter.

Let our news meet your inbox

Melissa Harris-Perry

How a little 'Common Sense' helped launch a revolution

copied!

On January 10, 1776, writer Thomas Paine published the pamphlet "Common Sense", which is credited with uniting both colonial residents and political readers behind the idea of American independence from Britain.Jan.10.2016

U.S. News on msnbc

  • Big Picture: USA women's hockey team gold-winning shot

    00:38
  • Matt Schlapp addresses gun reform, NRA ahead of CPAC

    07:10
  • Lawrence: Why arming teachers is a fantasy war game

    16:20
  • Controversy sparks as Missouri youth baseball team raffles an AR-15 for fundraiser

    03:01
  • Watch Parkland student make emotional plea to President Trump

    04:17
  • In the Rewrite: The new job description for America's teachers

    08:32

BEST OF MSNBC

Play All