Declaration of Independence. Rhetorical Analysis. SOAPS. Thomas Jefferson: Primary writer
Formal disassociation from Great Britain by the Colonies.
Some of the events that led to the declaration:
George III was the longest reigning of the male British monarchs.
King of Great Britain and Ireland and presided over the loss of the American colonies.
He was a strong supporter of the war against America, and he viewed the concession of independence in 1783 with such detestation that he considered abdicating his throne.
Patriots who wanted to break away from Britain