During the American Revolution ____ or "little books" were used to reach thousands of people and stir debates and action in response to growing discontent with British rule
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
the idea that people are born with rights and freedoms and that it is the function of government to protect those freedoms
Philadelphia State house
Where was the Declaration signed?
Constitution of The United States of America
What is considered the country's most important piece of writing?
wife of John Adams who encouraged him to include rights of women in the nation's founding documents
Abigail Adams was one of the first ____
the art of using language to argue effectively for or against a set of beliefs or course of action and to convince others to adopt a positions or act in a certain way
another word for speaker is ____
True or False?
Freedom from tyranny, from taxes, and from censorship was vigorously debated
A writer can develop an argument _____ by beginning with a generalization, or premise, and proceeding to marshal examples and facts that support
Or a writer can develop an argument ____ by beginning with examples or facts and proceeding to draw a conclusion from them
A persuasive work should engage BOTH the ___ and the ____ of its audience
Persuasive techniques fall into 3 basic types:
rely on logic and facts to support a claim
present ideas and images that elicit strong feelings
use values or moral standards that are widely accepted as a way to persuade an audience
a question that does not require a reply
a device in which contrasting ideas are expressed in a grammatically balanced statement
the use of the same word or phrase more than once for emphasis
a form of repetition in which a grammatical pattern is repeated
What type of work is the Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Jefferson died ironically on _____
Thomas Jefferson developed the policy of the separation of ____ & ____
Jefferson favored the rights of the ___ over the federal government
Jefferson was the governor of Virginia during the Revolutionary War and U.S. minister to France Afterward. He also served the new country as the first secretary of state, the second vice president, and the third president
Jefferson lived a ___ life
He wrote many legal ____ and ___ promoting democracy
Jefferson was accused of ___ on the issue of slavery
He remained ____ on this issue
expresses an opinion on an issue and supports it with reasons and evidence
the writer's position on an issue or problem
reasons and evidence provided to prove a claim
arguments to answer opposing views
The Dec of Independence has 4 main parts:
preamble or foreword
announces the reason fr the document
a _____ of people's natural rights and relationship to government
a long ____ of complaints against George III, the British King
a ____ that formally states America's Independence
July 4th, 1776
what is the date that the declaration signed?
Abigail Adams favored the abolition of slavery
Abigail took over management of the ____ and ___ as well as John's ____ affairs
a writer's choice of words
vocabulary and syntax
diction includes both ____ (words) and ____ (arrangement of words)
writer's attitude toward a subject through their diction
materials written or made by people who took part in or witnessed the events portrayed
When was Abigail's letter written?