Thomas jeffersons purpose for writing the declaration

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- Thomas Jefferson's purpose for writing The Declaration of Independence was to gain independence for America and get out of under the ruling of britain. He used parallelism to develop his purpose by using words that rhyme and use words and phrases that grab attention.
3. Short-response prompt (15 points) In your local newspaper, a letter to the editor includes the following statement, "Working a part-time job while going to high school is one of the worst things a student can do if he or she wants to earn good grades." Write a short argument either for or against this statement. Be sure to include a clear claim and to provide and respond to at least one counterclaim. Use specific details from your own experiences and observations to develop your argument.

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