Era 2, Standard 1A: The student understands how diverse immigrants affected the formation of European colonies. Era 2, Standard 3C: The student understands African life under slavery. NCHS 5-12 World History Standards Era 6, Standard 4B: The student understands the origins and consequences of the trans-Atlantic African slave trade.
III for the problems in American Colonies. It also challenged the authority of the British government and monarchy. Thomas Paine argued that the colonists should declare their independence from Britain. The pamphlet “Common Sense” emphasized the right to and benefits of self-government.