Presentation on theme: "EQ’s What does it mean to persuade someone?"— Presentation transcript:
1 SSCG2.b Evaluate the Declaration of Independence as a persuasive argument EQ’sWhat does it mean to persuade someone?What is a persuasive argument
2 What is a persuasive/argument essay? In persuasive writing, a writer takes a position FOR or AGAINST an issue and writes to convince the reader to believe or do somethingPersuasive writing, also known as the argument essay, attempts to persuade a reader to adopt a certain point of view or to take a particular action.The argument must always use soundreasoning and solid evidence by stating facts, giving logical reasons, and using examples.
3 WHY DID WE BECOME INDEPENDENT FROM BRITAIN? King George was raising taxes in the coloniesColonies had no say or “representative” to stand up for themselves in EnglandTherefore, many people in the colonies got ANNOYED
4 SO HOW DO WE BREAK THE NEWS TO GOOD OLD GEORGE???
5 Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776: 1400 word Statement adopted by Continental CongressAnnounced the independence of the 13 American colonies
6 There were four main purposes of the Declaration of Independence: Getting reluctant colonists to realize that loyalty to Britain was a lost causeExplaining the Congress' position on the purpose of human governmentListing the colonists' grievances against King George III to show the legitimacy of their actions to others (prove to world they are justified in their actions)To encourage foreign nations to help them
7 Parts/ComponentsIntroduction-explains why Declaration of Independence is neededList of Grievances-wrongs/injustices against the King of Great Britain (George III)Over 25 abuses listed over 10 yr periodLargest section of D.O.I.Conclusion-basically says the King is a tyrant and declaring the colonies should be free and independent states.