Rhetorical Appeal In Thomas Jefferson's Declaration Of Independence

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Thomas Jefferson's "Declaration of Independence" uses rhetorical appeals to persuade the colonists to separate from the King of Britain. For instance, Jefferson states, "He has obstructed the administration of justice by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers"(57-58). Here, Jefferson uses ethos as a rhetorical appeal. Since the King, Jefferson states, has been against the law he has a bad reputation which other people don't like. A connection from today is how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were debating and they were both saying a bad thing about each other in order to cause them a bad
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