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2,685 wordsReponse To Persuasive Writing- Declaration Of Independence Reponse To Persuasive Writing- Declaration Of Independence Response to Persuasive Writing: Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is considered one of the world s greatest persuasive documents ever written. Adopted on July 4, 1776 by the Second Continental Congress in America, the Declaration listed the tyrannical acts committed by King George III of England and proclaimed the natural rights of mankind and the sovere...
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