In honor of Americas 244th birthday, I am offering you an opportunity to read the Declaration of Independence and complete a rhetorical analysis. This assignment will ask you to uncover how Thomas Jefferson (and the Continental Congress) used the rhetorical appeals of ethos, pathos, and logos to justify Americas decision to break away from England and establish a new, sovereign nation.*** Historical Note Remember, this document was a formal announcement that was designed to justify Americas new status as a sovereign nation. Its audiences included the King, Parliament, and people of England; the inhabitants of the 13 British colonies; the other nations of the world. For a bit more on the background and context check out this article https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration/how-did-it-happen (Links to an external site.)Directions:Click here to access a downloadable copy of the Declaration Declaration.pdfPreview the documentRead the Declaration and look for instances of argument by ethos, pathos, and logos annotate and highlight the different appeals Look over your annotated copy of the Declaration and determine the frequency of each type of appeal for example, which of the three seems to be used most or least?Compose an essay in which you:explain how the document mobilizes each of the 3 types of appeals — ethos, pathos, logos (use examples)make a claim as to the Declarations dominant appeal. Taken as a whole, was the Declaration constructed as an ethical, pathetic, or logical argument? Defend your answer.Submit using the blue button above.
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To do excellent work on the essays, you should incorporate what you’ve learned from Huston Smith “The World’s Religions”, supported by scriptures from the Robert E. Van Voorst ‘Anthology of world scriptures” readings, your classmates’ Reflect posts, and your web research (these last two are helpful but less crucial).What is religion? Now that you have encountered three religions- primal, Confucianism and Taoism – I want you to develop a definition of religion based on your empirical study of those three religious traditions. Choose three shared elements or features of these religions that you consider essential to them. Be sure to explore these features across all three religions. Ideally, your defining elements or features will emerge from your study so far (try not to impose your own, preconceived categories on these traditions). If you get stuck, do not consult Webster! Huston Smith offers two very nice discussions of what constitutes religion in his chapters on Confucianism and Buddhism. The best essays will draw not only on the descriptions in Smith, but will provide illustrations from Van Voorst’s collection of scriptures. Remember to advance a claim, make an argument, and support that argument with evidence from our readings.
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