United States Declaration of Independence and Paine

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Revolutionary Test Study Guide:

What is an allusion? What is parallelism, or parallel structure?

“from The Autobiography: The Declaration of Independence.” Jefferson states that the king has established tyranny over the Colonies. How does Jefferson back up this statement?

Why was the passage condemning Britain’s involvement in the African slave trade was struck out of the original Declaration of Independence?

Why did Jefferson believe it is important to show how the original version of the Declaration of Independence was amended?

In the opening paragraphs, whom does Thomas Jefferson refer to as “pusillanimous”?

In the Declaration of Independence, the words “governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes” and their supporting passages suggest what?

According to the way Jefferson has edited this draft of the Declaration of Independence, the phrase “with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence” in the second to last paragraph was….. ?

What authority does the United States of America in General Congress cite in its Declaration of Independence?

“from The Autobiography”, “from Poor Richard's Almanack.” Why does Franklin arrives in Philadelphia in his working dress?

In this selection from his autobiography, what does Franklin seems most eager to portray?

How does Franklin ranks the virtues (according to what?)?

What probable reason does Franklin suggest for his giving the boatmen his only shilling, even though Franklin did the rowing?

Why does Franklin place the attainment of virtues in a numerical order?

“from The Crisis, No. 1.”
Paine argues that the best way to defeat the British is for what to happen/be done?

Paine suggests that a state that surrenders its arms to the British would have to do what?

By comparing the British king to a thief and a housebreaker, Paine suggests what about the British?

In his conclusion, how does Paine intend to inspire readers?...
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