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Literature of the American Revolution Quiz

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pamphlets
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
Thomas Jefferson
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
natural law
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?
Abigail Adams
wife of John Adams who encouraged him to include rights of women in the nation's founding documents
feminists
Abigail Adams was one of the first ____
persuasive rhetoric
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
orator
another word for speaker is ____
true
True or False?
Freedom from tyranny, from taxes, and from censorship was vigorously debated
deductively
A writer can develop an argument _____ by beginning with a generalization, or premise, and proceeding to marshal examples and facts that support
inductively
Or a writer can develop an argument ____ by beginning with examples or facts and proceeding to draw a conclusion from them
the mind
the emotions
A persuasive work should engage BOTH the ___ and the ____ of its audience
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Persuasive techniques fall into 3 basic types:
logical appeals
rely on logic and facts to support a claim
emotional appeals
present ideas and images that elicit strong feelings
ethical appeals
use values or moral standards that are widely accepted as a way to persuade an audience
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Rhetorical Devices:
(4)
rhetorical question
a question that does not require a reply
antithesis
a device in which contrasting ideas are expressed in a grammatically balanced statement
repetition
the use of the same word or phrase more than once for emphasis
parallelism
a form of repetition in which a grammatical pattern is repeated
Public Document
What type of work is the Declaration of Independence?
July 4th
Thomas Jefferson died ironically on _____
church
state
Thomas Jefferson developed the policy of the separation of ____ & ____
states
Jefferson favored the rights of the ___ over the federal government
TRUE
T/F
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
privileged
Jefferson lived a ___ life
documents
law
He wrote many legal ____ and ___ promoting democracy
hypocrisy
Jefferson was accused of ___ on the issue of slavery
undecided
He remained ____ on this issue
argument
expresses an opinion on an issue and supports it with reasons and evidence
claim
the writer's position on an issue or problem
support
reasons and evidence provided to prove a claim
counterargument
arguments to answer opposing views
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The Dec of Independence has 4 main parts:
preamble or foreword
announces the reason fr the document
declaration
a _____ of people's natural rights and relationship to government
list
a long ____ of complaints against George III, the British King
conclusion
a ____ that formally states America's Independence
July 4th, 1776
what is the date that the declaration signed?
Truth
T/F
Abigail Adams favored the abolition of slavery
household
farm
business
Abigail took over management of the ____ and ___ as well as John's ____ affairs
diction
a writer's choice of words
vocabulary and syntax
diction includes both ____ (words) and ____ (arrangement of words)
tone
writer's attitude toward a subject through their diction
primary sources
materials written or made by people who took part in or witnessed the events portrayed
March 1776
When was Abigail's letter written?