Kariann Camacho Mr. William Braitsch AP English and Composition- 4B 3 March 2018 Independent ?’s 1. Identify each of the truths indicated. The truths that are in the Declaration of Independence are “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” 2. Identify each of the rights indicated. One right that is indicated in the Declaration of Independence is that “it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its power in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” Furthermore, another right in the Declaration of Independence is “it is their right, it is their duty to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” 3. Identify the subject and predicate of the first sentence of the Declaration. The subject of the first sentence of the Declaration of Independence is “the Course of human events.” The predicate of that makes a statement about the Course of human nature is that “it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal stations to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them” 4. Identify a major assumption underlying the first sentence. What is the rhetorical principle at work?
A major assumption underlying the first sentence is “a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.” The rhetorical principle of this assumption was that it was only respectful to tell Great Britain why the United States of America wanted to separate and become independent. While using