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Katelyn Miller September 20, 2017 Free Response No matter what, slavery will always be terribly a part of American history. Many people have voiced their opinions on slavery. Among those many different people, Benjamin Banneker wrote Thomas Jefferson about his negative opinions on slavery. Throughout what he wrote, he appealed and alluded to religious beliefs, manipulated diction, and alluded to history. His emotional diction implied the use of pathos, the appealing to religion reflected the use of ethos, and his reasoning behind alluding to history led to the rhetorical use of logos in his writing. Banneker uses his writing critically and took a huge step in attempting to end or help end slavery. Banneker appealed to religion in different ways, one of which he used to attack Jefferson. He stated that Jefferson is "fully convinced of the benevolence of the Father" to all people, he "counteracts his mercies" allowing slavery to continue. Using religious appeal Banneker tied himself to Jefferson by them both being under the same religious beliefs. Showing how Jefferson does not abide by the word of
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