Comparing The Declaration Of Independence And The Gettysburg Address

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Declaration Of Independence and The Gettysburg Address The Declaration of independence and the Gettysburg address are one of the most powerful written documents in US history. In the Declaration of independence, it uses the three main parts of the rhetorical triangle The Gettysburg address also uses two parts of the rhetorical triangle, but uses logos the least . Both the Declaration of the independence and the Gettysburg address are an important piece in our history because they use the three main parts of the rhetorical triangle. In the Declaration of independence it exhibits ethos in many different ways. One way it proves its credibility is it was affiliated with congress, congress is our national legislative body of our country …show more content…

In the Declaration of independence it shows many logical appeals, it shows authority, and it shows examples. In the Declaration of independence on section four it goes in detail about the laws of the government and it said “ he has forbidden his government to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend them.”( Capital BAC 187) Which means that we the people have some authority in this country. Thomas Jefferson provides an example by saying “ We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity.”(Capital BAC 188) Thomas Jefferson is saying that time and time they have tried to settle the differences the British and the American colonist but there response was nothing. In the Gettysburg address Abraham Lincoln leaves logos out of this speech. The Gettysburg address was based of an emotion feeling, therefore it doesn’t really use factual evidence or show any type of authorities over somebody. In this speech Abraham is trying to uplift the audience and motivated them. In this speech he’s trying to

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