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APHORISMS/POOR RICHARD’S ALMANACK, DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. Aphorisms are brief , clever statements that make wise observations about life Read Poor Richard’s Almanack on p. 275 and analyze each aphorism. What does each mean? Do we currently believe these things?

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aphorisms
Aphorisms are brief, clever statements that make wise observations about life
  • Read Poor Richard’s Almanack on p. 275 and analyze each aphorism.
    • What does each mean?
    • Do we currently believe these things?
    • What is the claim (thesis) of many of these aphorisms?
APHORISMS
the declaration
When is rebellion justified?
  • Think: What’s “not fair.”
  • How do you explain your rebellion logically?
  • People are more apt to hear you out when you present logical arguments and inspire a wider audience to believe as you do
The Declaration
the declaration1
p. 240 - 244
  • 1776: Colonial leaders rebelled against British rule. The Declaration of Independence is their justification
  • Jefferson wanted to make a logical argument for independence
  • Wanted to inspire his audience
    • While reading: Consider the claim, evidence and appeal.
The Declaration
homework
On Page 38 in your interactive notebooks, list the claim, evidence and appeal used in The Declaration of Independence.
  • Also, answer the following in a paragraph:
    • Jefferson’s celebrated statement that “All men are created equal” only applied to white men at the time. How has the meaning of Jefferson’s statement changed over time? How has it stayed the same?
HOMEWORK
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