Thomas Jefferson And Matt Heavy's Song Comparison

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Thomas Jefferson and Matt Heavy are two very different looking people. Thomas Jefferson appears as a civilized and formal man while the metal rockstar Matt Heavy is equipped with ear gauges and a body covered in tattoos. However, if you can comprehend the screaming lyrics in Matt Heavy’s song, “A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation” then you will find some distinguishing similarities between Heavy’s song and Thomas Jefferson’s, “Declaration of Independence” about witnessing and taking abuse from others, fighting and standing up for yourself, and taking back what is rightfully yours...even if it 's a mean for revenge. Of course there are huge differences between one of the greatest founding fathers in our country’s history and the modern thrash…show more content…
In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson writes, “ But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism” (par 1.) Thomas Jefferson is saying how Britain has abused them relentlessly hoping they could gain complete tyranny over the colonists. How the civilians of the colonies were victims to senseless violence and they had no way to escape from it. Another critical piece of the Declaration of Independence was the clause discussing how the colonists were going to stand up to “the Crown” and fight. The Declaration of Independence reads “We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation...we declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown…” (Par 5.) Jefferson explains how after all the abuses, the people of the colonies have had enough and they are now declaring the separation from Britain. The people of these states are free and have their independence, and there will no longer be any form of allegiance to the British. This is also meaning that the people are standing together and they know that war will be upon them. But they still stand strong knowing that they are outmanned and outgunned by the
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