Argumentative Essay

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The essays on the Declaration of Independence and the Letter from Birmingham jail, are very good persuasive essays, and that if I was alive during those times that I would have agreed with all of the authors. I also believe that these essay still stand today.
First let’s start with the Declaration of Independence. In this essay Jefferson uses deductive argument’s that includes the examples on how Great Britain’s doings were wrong. It also gave me a chance to see how exactly why the United Sates broke away from Great Britain. One of the arguments is “That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men” (Jefferson, pg. 365). That means any legitimate government is created to protect the peoples’ rights such as, “life
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Jefferson used words such as brethren, common kindred, and fellow citizen, in which they implied that they were all together. He also showed them how the colonies tried their best to avoid a violent conflict with Great Britain and how the king would not compromise. For example, how they had sent many petitions to Britain to come up to an agreement of some type, and how the king instead sent mercenaries to kill the people, burn down their towns, ravage ships, and to capture citizens and make them do immoral things to their own people. So by stating these different scenarios’ it encourages the fellow colonist that it is time for them to fight for their rights and freedom.
The other essay on the Letter from Birmingham Jail, Dr. Martin Luther King address the claims made to him about his arrest by the eight clergyman. His response to them are very long and detailed, giving a compelling and moving point of view. The letter is for readers, in which consist of white middle class citizens who Dr. King refers to as the “white moderates” (king, pg.471). Dr. King’s letter is very persuasive because of how he gets the reader to think or imagine themselves in the situation. He also gets the reader to see the injustice that is going on, and how they can make a difference.
Dr. King also uses imagery in his writing that makes the reader visualize what he has seen. He also knows that “white…

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