Declaration of Independence

by Thomas Jefferson

Persuasion

Concepts or Ideas:

Concepts and Ideas are the key ideas presented about an issue. Freedom, Friendship, and Responsibility are examples of concepts.

Issue

People in the colonies dont have unalieable rights or freedom

Text Evidence (pg#7)

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator, with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness"

Text Evidence (pg#9)

"Nor have We been waning in attentions to our British *Brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here."
*Brethren- Plural of brother "Nor have we been wanting in attention to our British Brethren.