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A strong essay requires the next three points, a strong effect, influence on its audiences, and is accurate in its historical and cultural contexts. Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence sets these three points better than any other. Proof is the acknowledgement this piece of writing has had over the last two hundred years on an entire country. This essay was effective in its time because it not only proved to be conformed for the elite and highly educated to gain support; it also was able to acknowledge those with minimal education and was able to put in simpler terms what the intentions of the essay were. Jefferson’s strategic writings have remained effective throughout this countries history. On the other hand Elizabeth Stanton, was not as effective because she was a little ahead of her own time, giving her a smaller audience and less credibility. In conclusion Jefferson’s essay has proven to have a lasting effect on a nations standard of living, through laws, point of views and various other aspects. Jefferson is able to address all sorts of audiences by keeping his ideas formal and clear. The Declaration of Independence was mainly geared towards the people of the colonies, both elite and commoners. When comparing “The Declaration of Independence” to Wollstonecraft’s “An End to Blind Obedience” it is evident that her audience is not as broad as Jefferson’s. Jefferson is able to connect to a larger audience where Wollstonecraft’s audience is only a small portion of educated men. The third criterion for which makes this essay stronger is it written in the exact time and place it needed to be written. The issues that the essay deals with are important because the issues had an effect on the entire audience it was written for. This essay was able to address those issues and make evident the things that needed to be changed, while gaining support at the same time. This essay was a tipping point for its time and place. What makes the context stronger in...
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