Read the excerpt from Common Sense. Pay close attention to textual features and how words or phrases may indicate the author’s purpose. Outline the arguments/claims that he makes. Then, go back and re-read the piece. While re-reading, underline key terms and phrases that would serve as evidence of the intended audience. Also, look for evidence of who the audience is not.
Review the painting by Christy. Pay close attention to and make note of the artistic features of the painting, as well as the depictions of the actual historic events that took place at the Constitutional Convention.
How does perspective influence an artist’s creation? Cite textual evidence from both documents.