Thomas Jefferson's Use Of Ethos In The Declaration Of Independence

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In The Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson calls for the independence of the thirteen colonies who were under the British rule. While the thirteen colonies where under the British rule there was many wrong doings done to them by King George III. Therefore, the thirteen colonies wanted to become independent from the British rule.Jefferson’s purpose is to justify the act the colonies took in declaring themselves independent from the British rule to the foreign nations. He is able to achieve this purpose through the use of ethos and logos. At the beginning of the Declaration of Independence Jefferson uses ethos to establish his credibility for his argument. Jefferson justifies why the American colonies have decided to declared themselves independent from Great Britain. He uses ethos to make the foreign nations understand why the thirteen colonies decided to separate themselves from the British rule. Jefferson states there's a time when a society needs to break away from its past leader and rely on the powers of God and the earth to create a new community. In the first paragraph Jefferson states, “ When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a…show more content…
Jefferson was able to accomplish his goal by using ethos and logos.Jefferson had to use ethos in the first paragraph in order to establish his credibility. Thus, he's seen as being a reasonable person. He also uses logos to make the foreign nation understand that the action taken was the logical decision/action. The Declaration of Independence is important because it contains the ideals or goals of our
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