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SSCG2.b Evaluate the Declaration of Independence as a persuasive argument EQ’s What does it mean to persuade someone? What is a persuasive argument
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 something Persuasive 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 sound reasoning and solid evidence by stating facts, giving logical reasons, and using examples.
WHY DID WE BECOME INDEPENDENT FROM BRITAIN? King George was raising taxes in the colonies Colonies had no say or “representative” to stand up for themselves in England Therefore, many people in the colonies got ANNOYED
SO HOW DO WE BREAK THE NEWS TO GOOD OLD GEORGE???
Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776: 1400 word Statement adopted by Continental Congress Announced the independence of the 13 American colonies
There were four main purposes of the Declaration of Independence: Getting reluctant colonists to realize that loyalty to Britain was a lost cause Explaining the Congress' position on the purpose of human government Listing 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
Parts/Components Introduction-explains why Declaration of Independence is needed List of Grievances-wrongs/injustices against the King of Great Britain (George III) – Over 25 abuses listed over 10 yr period – Largest section of D.O.I. Conclusion-basically says the King is a tyrant and declaring the colonies should be free and independent states.