The Declaration of Independence
By: Thomas Jefferson
On July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia the Declaration of Independence was signed by all thirteen colonies. The document was addressed to the king of Great Britain King George III. The document was written because the thirteen colonies are demanding their independence from Britain, because the Americans are tired of being controlled by a bunch of tea sipping-cracker munchers. I believe that some of the harsh things that the king spoke of were unnecessary. For example, “The history of the present king of Britain is a history of repeating injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states.” In other words it means the king has been causing pain repeatedly he’s taken peoples property by force. Another example from the story is “he has plundered our seas, ravaging our coasts, burned all of our towns, and also destroyed the lives of our people.” This would mean he has nothing else to do so he would rather take the lives of our precious one. Then after that Jefferson shouts out “give me liberty or give me death” and he was willing to be charged with treason just so that the Declaration of Independence would pass.
Jefferson also says that the British harass people to eat up their food and starve to death. Also that they would intercept their trade ships and take all the stuff that were on the ship. There could be many reactions from the audience due to this document but to narrow it down there are a friendly and a hostile audience. I think a friendly audience would agree with the statements that Jefferson said, because the audience would also be fed up with all of the violence. But on another hand the hostile audience would not like what Jefferson says because it is going against what they want to hear. The hostile group would also become very defensive and are going to argue with your beliefs and what you think should be...
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