Ethos Pathos And Logos Jefferson's Declaration Of Independence

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If it weren’t for Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence, America would look so much different than it is right now. Who knows if the United States would even exist. Arguably, if Jefferson hadn’t written the Declaration, is someone else had, it wouldn’t have been as strong. And possibly, the new colony would have needed to wait longer to become independent, if they became independent at all. But Jefferson’s strong rhetorical appeals help persuade his audience that new colony deserves independent, and his use of allusions contribute greatly to his argument, making his appeals powerful and capture the attention of his audience, and to get them to agree with him.
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For one, his allusion also acts as a appeal to logos since it creates an relatability and accountability for his audience, as he backs up his information using a common religion and God. Jefferson uses an appeal to pathos to get a rise of emotion out of his audience. By doing so, he states “He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures. He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people”. Jefferson explaining all the “wrong-doings”, so to say, of Great Britain, it makes his audience more passionate about being an independent country. By pointing out the flaws in Great Britain, the new colonists would more firmly believe that becoming independent would be the best course of action, no matter what the consequences, because whatever they are, it has to better than being under Great Britain’s power. Jefferson wants his audience to become angry, perhaps even livid, to get the ultimate goal; independence. He is successful in doing so, obviously the US is an independent country and no longer under any British ruling, but he also succeeded in getting his audience to focus on the issue at hand, and to agree with his

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