hist-1301 chap. 3 discussion

  • Compare the backgrounds of Jefferson and Paine; did Paine have an advantage or disadvantage by not being born in the colonies? Explain.
  • Examine the language used in both documents; who is the audience for each writer?
  • Why does Jefferson not discuss slavery in the Declaration?
  • What do Paine and Jefferson say about the monarchy in their respective documents?
  • Why does Jefferson focus more on the king than parliament?
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