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Persuading Americans to act through the Declaration of Independence

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A young and fiery lawyer named Thomas Jefferson was assigned to write an inspirational appeal to Americans. This appeal was meant to gain acceptance and support for America to become an independent nation, free from dependence and rule by Great Britain. This passionate young lawyer would later become our president. His declaration of Independence preached how all human beings have rights. Was this Thomas Jefferson’s intention or was the declaration intended only for a select group of Americans? Thomas Jefferson was thirty three years old when he wrote the Declaration of Independence. The intent of the declaration was to justify America’s separation from Britain by providing proof of the acts against humanity that Britain had subjected Americans to. These Acts included tyrannous misdeeds of King George imposing taxes without consent, removing trial by jury, abolishing laws, military dictatorship, halting trade, burning towns, hiring mercenaries, and invoking hostility with Indian people. These oppressive acts had enraged the majority of Americas and it was time to draw the line an...

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  • Analyzes how a young and fiery lawyer named thomas jefferson was assigned to write an inspirational appeal to americans. his declaration of independence preached how all human beings have rights.
  • Explains that thomas jefferson was thirty-three years old when he wrote the declaration of independence. the intent of the declaration was to justify america's separation from britain.
  • Analyzes how the declaration of independence was an effective tool to unite americans against britain rather than give equal rights to black americans.
  • Analyzes how thomas jefferson owned slaves and was later proven to bear children with a slave woman, sally hemings. they both denied this affair as leverage against him as he ran for president.
  • Opines that jefferson wanted equality for all mankind, but he lived in a time that had yet to catch up to this idea. americans wanted freedom from their ties to britain but were not ready to pass this freedom to their slaves.
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