Hist1301 Discussion Post

You may also use Chapter 5 as background material on Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items:
Compare the backgrounds of Jefferson and Paine; did Paine have an advantage or disadvantage by not being born in the colonies? Explain.
Examine the language used in both documents; who is the audience for each writer?
Why does Jefferson not discuss slavery in the Declaration?
What did Paine and Jefferson say about the monarchy in their respective documents?
Why does Jefferson focus more on the king than parliament?
You are required to submit an initial posting (200 words minimum) that addresses the items above. You are also expected to respond to the posting of at least one other student (100 words minimum). Your response should address why you agree/disagree with their posting, support it with new evidence to bring a new perspective to the topic. Do NOT submit anything as an attachment since some people cannot open certain formats.