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  • 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...
  • Next Seventeen Years Franklin
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    Benjamin Franklin: New World Physicist Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston Massachusetts. He was one of seventeen other brothers and sisters. His father, Josiah Franklin, who emigrated from Oxfordshire, England, worked as a soap boiler and tallow chandler. Benjamin's mother, Ab iah Folger, was from Nantucket but her family derived from England as well. Benjamin Franklin's entire life, which lasted almost the entire eighteenth century, was based upon order and systematic disc...
  • Mary Rowlandson And Benjamin Franklin
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    A Comparison and Contrast of the Supernatural's Active Role in the Lives of Mary Rowlandson and Benjamin Franklin The literature written during this time period reflects the important part the supernatural (God) played during those changing times. The new world was struggling for a new identity. Were these individuals also defining the role of God to themselves? In the preceding discussion the lives of Mary Rowlandson and Benjamin Franklin will be discussed. Each wrote a narrative of their life ...
  • Reason Benjamin Franklin
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    Benjamin Franklin " The Autobiography". In his autobiography Benjamin Franklin is writing to his son. He is presenting himself as a father and a son. Benjamin Franklin generally talks good about himself except the fact that he is not good at arithmetic. He wants his son to use his Autobiography as a guide for life. His son was 40 years old when he started writing this piece. The general impression I got from this reading was that Ben Franklin seems extremely lucky and motivated to succeed. He wa...
  • 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's Autobiography Ben
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    Ben Franklin's Autobiography Ben Ben Franklin's Autobiography Essay, Research Paper Ben Franklin's autobiography was an interesting piece to read. In the form of a letter to his son, it is challenging for readers to understand every aspect. The language, to agree with Jill and Jamie, takes a bit of getting "us'd' to. In the beginning, I had to read many of the lines several times over, but towards the end of the piece, I found myself reading and understanding his words much better. Since this wa...
  • Third Usefulness Of Franklin's God
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    Although in his Autobiography Benjamin Franklin claims that at a young age he "became a thorough Deist' (1359), Franklin saw God as much more than a blind watchmaker. Among his frequent references to practicality, reason, and the value of experimental science, Franklin's metaphysical beliefs [2] easily get lost, especially as he distances himself theologically from colonial Christian doctrines. It becomes convenient but incorrect to let Franklin's "virtue's tand apart from his religious beliefs....

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