Pamphlet War opponents?Who were some of the opponenets, and what was the ideological conflict between opponents and supporters of British policies?

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Thomas Paine's pamphlets were very popular with colonists who were curious about the revolution. Die-hard supporters spread them around in order to encourage more support of the revolution. The British naturally responded with pamphlets of their own.
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Thomas Paine published a pamphlet called Common Sense, which was distributed and reused throughout Washington's Army.  It explained, in simple terms, why we were fighting and united the army around the cause.  The Sons of Liberty, which Sam Adams was a part of, used propaganda to try and convince people to rebel, but this was usually in the form of circulars and newspapers.  Past that I'm not sure what your teacher is referring to without some more details.

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There are at least a few different things that I know of that were called "pamphlet wars."  Can you be more specific as to which pamphlet war you are talking about -- when and where?

If you can tell us, we'll be more likely to be able to give you a good answer.

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mmatuny | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Honors

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Thank you Brett :)  Do you know who the opponents were of the this pamphlet and what the ideological conflict was between opponents and supporters of British policies?

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mmatuny | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Honors

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Thank you so much for your response :)  All the question says is Research the 'pamphlet war' between opponents and supporters of British policies in the colonies and summarize the ideological conflict.  We are doing the provisions of the Declaration of Independence also.  This is a really confusing class for me and I've been searching the internet for help to no avail.  I think John and Samuel Adams may have been opponents.

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