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[11] In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. According to Jefferson, what have the colonists attempted in the past? The colonists have petitioned against the king for changes. List an example of parallel structure. The king wanted power, money, and the government. [12] Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the What other efforts did Jefferson claim that the colonists made? 5
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.
[13] 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 with “We…Colonies”?
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DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor. What rights does Jefferson claim that the colonies now possess?
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