DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to
their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of
our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably
interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the
voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the
necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest
of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends
How did the “British brethren”
respond to the colonists’ efforts?
List 3 words Jefferson uses to
characterize the colonists. Indicate
whether those words have a positive
or negative connotation.
 We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in
General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for
the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good
People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United
Paraphrase the underlined portion.
Why does Jefferson begin this portion