Essay about The Declaration Of Independence By Thomas Jefferson

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The Declaration of Independence, by Thomas Jefferson, was published on July 4, 1776, Congress approved the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During this time, Jefferson voices the beliefs of many of the colonists on the ineffective British control. The Declaration of Independence was a conclusion to gain an alliance from other nations to help sever the relationship between the colonies and Great Britain. Jefferson’s strong use of a policy claim, support, and reason help to convince the Colonies to declare independence and create their own government.
Jefferson uses a claim of policy and warrants to persuade the key constituencies to take action and rebel. Jefferson states when the government takes basic liberties from the colonist, the colonists should voice their disapproval and take action. This is shown specifically when it goes against the colonists “unalienable rights” (par.1). Jefferson expresses to the readers that something must be done to stop the toxic government: “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government. . . .”(par.2). He persuades the colonies to leave the hands of the British and start a new form of government. He states that the colonists are obligated to fight for their rights. To support his claim, Jefferson specifically states the inaction that occurs under British rule. Jefferson states fundamental rights to prove…

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