Response to Jefferson's Declaration of Independence

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The American Declaration of Independence has affected the foundation of the United States more than any other event or document in American history. The Declaration of Independence was the basis for what the country was established on. The document was a way for the colonists to emancipate themselves from the cruelty of King George. This document had such an impacting effect because it was such a new way of bringing up concerns. It was the first of its kind in the history of America in the aspect of liberation of a group of people.
Jefferson's text was extremely taboo especially without the support of a reputable country. Thomas Jefferson's words were also courageous and daring. In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson used the
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I would assume that Jefferson did favor a patriarchal system only because he was an advocate for equal rights. Without women there would be no men. Without the support and the nurture of a woman men could not function and their existence would be meaningless. I would imagine Jefferson to believe in the concept of family and the reliance they have on each other. In the paragraph 29 Jefferson writes about the Native Americans and their mercilessness. Jefferson's concern for the safety and well being of women and children support my theory on his whether or not he favors a patriarch society.
4. Uses of parallelism are exemplified in paragraphs 3 through 29. Thomas Jefferson's letter to the King is not written in the standard 5 or more sentences per paragraph structure simply to intensify the subject at hand and to exaggerate the meaning of each statement by giving each argument its own line. There are many terms throughout the Declaration of Independence that are repeated in identical or equivalent constructions, that can be defined as "taking away or not allowing," but Jefferson phrases them in such a manner that they have a harsher and more negative connotation. In paragraph 3 he writes the word refused, paragraph 4 contains the word forbidden. Paragraph 5 repeats the use of the word refused, paragraph 7 the word dissolved is used, paragraph 8—refused again, paragraph 9—endeavored to prevent, paragraph 10—obstructed, paragraph


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