Compare And Contrast Jefferson And Paine

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•Compare the backgrounds of Jefferson and Paine; did Paine have an advantage or disadvantage by not being born in the colonies? Explain. Jefferson was born in Virginia, he was the son of a wealthy plantation owner. He attended the College of William and Mary, and he was well educated. He later practice law, and had a large family. Paine was born in Thetford, United Kingdom. He migrated to the colony of Pennsylvania in late 1774, he became associated with men like John Adams and Dr. Benjamin Rush. I believed Paine had an advantage by not being born in the colonies. This was because he had witness the oppressive nature of the crown in Britain and wanted nothing to do with it, except to overthrow it. Paine was rooted as an advocated for the British colonies' cost. …show more content…

The language used in Common Sense is that of a leader hoping to inspire his followers to heed his warning and answer his call. Paine's audience was the people of the colonies, he wanted them to realize that the oppression of the crown has not limit and sure there were benefits of belonging to the crown, there were far more oppression beyond measure that comes with such benefits. The language used inThe Declaration Of Independence is that of an oppressed people who wishes to be free from their bonds and chains. Jefferson's audience was the people of the world, especially the King and his parliament officials. Jefferson wanted the king and the world to know that it was unfair for a mother country to judge and executed them, imposed taxes, and trade restrictions on the colonists without their own consent or representation in parliament. •Why does Jefferson not discuss slavery in the Declaration? Jefferson did not discuss slavery in the Declaration because the slave owning colonies of Georgia and Virginia insisted that there be no mention of slaves. Moreover, these two colonies wanted to retain their rights to own

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