Summary Of Thomas Jefferson's Toulmin Model

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The British government’s desire for territorial and sociopolitical dominance has been observed, and abhorred, by other nations and territories throughout the world’s history. In the eighteenth century, with the British incessantly exploiting the American colonies, the colonists quickly grew distrustful of and resentful toward their domineering leader across the ocean. In 1776, a year following the beginning of the Revolutionary War, this ill treatment motivated Thomas Jefferson to pen a document that has become known as the Declaration of Independence. The influential founding father provocatively besought the support of the French government in the ongoing war between England. It was Jefferson’s hope that the text would persuade France to…show more content…
His claim was evident in the first paragraph of the text with the statement, “…in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them to another.” Its placement as the first line of the document also directly contributed to the persuasion of the Declaration. This guaranteed that the French leaders reading the document were immediately and clearly informed of the motive behind the penning of the Declaration which XXXXx. Furthermore, similar to the colonists in America, the people of France had experienced numerous conflicts with the British which severed the ties between the nations. The claim’s use of mythos with this shared cultural connection ensured that the audience would be keen to listen to, and perhaps heed, Jefferson’s request for assistance. Later, he explicitly indicated to his audience that Britain had unwarrantedly oppressed the American people for too long with his explanation that “…when a long train of abuses and usurpations…evinces a design to reduce them to absolute Despotism, it is their right…to throw off such Government…” The repetition of the idea that the American colonists were justified in their desire for political freedom helped to guarantee that Jefferson’s claim would be seen as valid by the
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