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  • Prominent Individual Benjamin Franklin
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    A Prominent Individual Benjamin Franklin was a very prominent figure in shaping our nation. Many people look at him as a role model or just as an amazing individual. He had his faults just like every human being had, and he shouldn't be discredited because of a few minor glitches to his character. As being the only person that had signed The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and the Treaty of Paris, this immediately separates him from all others. One of the things that he wrote abou...
  • Franklin's Beliefs
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    Amanda Culver HIST 328 Book Review 1 Benjamin Franklin lived a highly productive life as a printer (as well as becoming an honored statesman) and he practiced living modestly, honestly and diligently. In his autobiography, written as a letter to his son, Franklin describes how he lived his life with a strong work ethic and moral character. Benjamin Franklin's autobiography illustrates some of the ideal aspects of the national character that we think of when asked to explain what the character of...
  • Franklin Believes
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    Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was a multi-talented person. He was a printer, and inventor, and a writer. As a writer, he wrote many publications but among this vast collection was a small piece in which Franklin states his beliefs on what may be the proper task to being morally perfect. His opinions are brief; yet complete enough to be considered descript enough to follow. His steps are insightful but just as much vague. Temperance: Franklin's first topic, which may be thought to have Franklin's...
  • Franklin On The 100 Dollar Bill
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    Benjamin Franklin, through hard work and perseverance, transformed himself into a philosopher, diplomat, inventor, writer, and scientist. (SOURCE) Franklin's contributions and ideas significantly encouraged major progress in the development our country and improvements that continue to affect society. He showed that with a strong desire and honest and hard work anything is possible. Unlike most politicians, he was a common person. He is also a hero in that he symbolizes hope and possibilities fo...
  • Benjamin Franklin
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    Benjamin Franklin, the most important figure among the anti-mystics who, more than any other man, represents the spirit of the Enlightenment movement in America. These ideas and attitudes are not harmonious, simple and unified, or totally new, but they do share a determination to break from dogmatic religion, feudal social relationships, and political absolutism. Intellectually, this movement was influenced by the new science associated with Galileo and Newton; culturally, by a turn from religio...
  • Franklins Interpretation Of The American Dream
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    The ideas of the American Dream are the cornerstones of many of Americas literary works. As far back as the Revolutionary War and as recently as today these ideas are still prevalent in everyday life. The American Dream is something different to everyone. It represents a broad spectrum of interpretation with the freedom to live a good life as the common factor. Obvious differences in the interpretation of The American Dream can be seen based on different philosophies. Benjamin Franklin was an en...
  • Benjamin Franklin
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    Why Benjamin Franklin was a Deist The Age of Reason; this is what the eighteenth century is often refereed to. It was called the Age of Reason because people were interested in logic. Being concerned with logic, people began to loose faith in religions that said humans were evil by nature and only a chosen few would be going to heaven. Moreover, people didn't want to believe in a religion that didn't make sense to them; from that fact sprang Deism. Deism was the belief that God is perfect and hu...
  • Franklin And Bradford
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    Ben Franklin And William Bradford Essay, Research Ben Franklin And William Bradford Although William Bradford and Ben Franklin lived 100 years apart from one another, they share at least one common theme: each man adhered to and dedicated himself to a particular system of belief. One key difference between Bradford's faith and Franklin's ideal of success is that Bradford believed that the way to improvement was through God. Franklin believed that the only person or thing that could make things h...
  • Simple Life Ben Franklin
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    Ben Franklin was a man who tried to live a very simple life by keeping no idle servants, a table that was plain and simple, and cheap furniture. It seems that from this description of such a simple life Ben Franklin could have been following the Puritan belief, that possessions were not important. However, Franklin did not attend Church as compared to a Puritan devotee and his beliefs and opinions about the human race differed from those of the Puritan belief. Ben Franklin believed that there is...

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