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A piece of persuasive writing convinces others to change their minds or to take a specific action. The Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, presented a fine example of a compelling persuasive essay. Jefferson’s essay is so compelling because of his incredibly brave thesis statement, which he supported in the body of his text, as well as his equally powerful conclusion. The introduction of the Declaration of Independence is so persuasive because of the bold thesis statement. Jefferson’s introduction also provided the necessary background information needed for any strong introductory paragraph. In this introduction Jefferson clearly stated that all men are created equal and that all men, regardless of citizenship or loyalties, are entitled to certain “unalienable rights”, which include “Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness.” Jefferson went on to state that if any government oppresses these rights we not only can, but are obligated to, alter or abolish that government. Jefferson then confirmed that the government of King George III had not only oppressed these rights but had done so intentionally and repeatedly. He then established that it was his and all other colonist’s duty to inform others of the logical reasons for separation from England and the justification for revolution. Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence was also well written because he used the body of his essay to support his prowess cry to separate from England. These reasons were twenty-seven violations of the colonist’s “Unalienable right” committed by King George III. These violations included, “For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world.” This violation prevented the colonists from earning a living and pursing their happiness. Another example of the violations of the colonist’s rights was “For imposing taxes on us without our consent.” This violation forced the colonists to pay f...

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