The Revised Revised AP U.S. History Standards by BarkerC

Question 3

Period 3: 1754-1800

Key Concept 3.2.I.B: "The colonists’ belief in the superiority of republican forms of government based on the natural rights of the people found expression in [BLANK] [BLANK]'s [BLANK] [BLANK] and the Declaration of Independence. The ideas in these documents resonated throughout American history, shaping Americans’ understanding of the ideals on which the nation was based."

TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED: What document, originally published anonymously on January 10, 1776, by what author fills in the blanks above. It remains the best selling title in American history.

Thomas Paine's Common Sense