The Justification Of The Declaration Of Independence By Thomas Jefferson

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Thomas Jefferson was assigned the task of writing a formal statement that would justify the break from Great Britain and speak to the entire American spirit. As Jefferson drafted it, the Declaration of Independence was divided into five distinct parts: the introduction, the preamble, the body, which can be split in two sections, and the conclusion. The first line of the Declaration of Independence, which is a paragraph, states, why the colonists are cutting themselves off from Great Britain. In the first sentence Jefferson is saying when a group of people need to detach themselves and become an independent nation, they should explain why they are choosing to, which sets up the next part of the declaration.
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