Hum 112 week 3

  • The United States’ Declaration of Independence, written primarily by Thomas Jefferson, is one of the most influential documents in modern history, helping to inspire mass movements and revolutionary upheavals in America and abroad. Analyze the Declaration as a literary work.  What does Jefferson’s diction suggest about the American Revolution as a product of the Enlightenment? What does it suggest about how “revolutionary” the American Revolution was then?  And how can you relate it to today?