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  • Franklin's Humorous Nature
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    Benjamin Franklin took pride in almost every aspect of his life. There are many instances in which one could call him a vain man. Franklin writes to Ezra Stiles and speaks of his portrait being hung at Yale. Franklin complains that the portraits he has of himself do his stunning features no justice, and are certainly not worthy to be hung at Yale. He suggests that a new portrait be painted. Franklin clearly has issues as to how he will be remembered, and also how obsessed the man is with his loo...
  • Familiar With Franklin's Elevations In Electricity
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    Ben Franklin: The Personification of American Spirit During a time when colonial American culture was just beginning to develop, very few citizens were concerned with contributing to this blossoming civilization. Benjamin Franklin, whether he knew it at the time or not, was one of the exceptions. An inventor, printer, scientist, poet, Postmaster General, philosopher, politician, economist, ambassador, and author, Franklin contributed to many aspects of the prospering American colonies' culture. ...
  • Franklin's Great Contributions To America
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    The phrase 'true American'; does not have a definition, although the word 'American'; does. The definition of American is 'belonging to or characteristic of America. ' ; It is hard to relate Benjamin Franklin to this definition of an American, but it does apply to many of his characteristics. Franklin's loyalty to America shows greatly throughout his life in his writings and jobs. Franklin's many jobs included being an inventor, politician, author, statesman, philosopher, soldier, scientist, cit...
  • Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin
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    Analysis of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is a book written by Benjamin Franklin about Benjamin Franklin. When reading through this autobiography it is apparent that he shows a change throughout this book. I saw an aging of Franklin between parts. He also tells of some mistakes he has made but they are few and far between. Franklin will also portray life in the 18th century. I believe that this autobiography of Franklin is not very precise on his e...
  • Franklin's Writings Benjamin Franklin
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    The Lasting Influence of Benjamin Franklin's Writings Benjamin Franklin is one of the best known figures in Amercian history. His industrious rise to success, his role in this country's struggle for independence, and his investigations into the mysteries of electricity are among his famous accomplishments. Yet, his fame is due not only to these achievements but also to his remarkable ability to communicate his views and ideas effectively. A self-taught writer, Franklin immortalized himself with ...
  • Benjamin Franklin Quotes Throughout His Writing
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    The Way to Wealth This is a preface to Poor Richard Improved by Benjamin Franklin, and at the beginning of the writing he refers to his works as rambles. This is an accurate assesment because in the first few pages of this work it seems as that is all that he is doing. He is discussing his own vanity and he wishes his works were more popular. The way that he measures his success is by how much others quote his works and he goes on giving examples of people quoting Poor Richard. He precedes quoti...
  • Benjamin Franklin
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    In eighteenth century colonial America, the ability to read and write became more common and a necessity to some. Americans exchanged ideas and debates on political issues with the growing print industry. Increasingly more printed materials provided both the need and want for the public to become literate. The ability to read and write for the general public was revolutionary. The growing literacy among the common people brought about changes and challenges to existing political and religious in...
  • Benjamin Franklin
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    Arguably the very first definition of the quintessential American, Benjamin Franklin: inventor, philosopher, politician, projects an overall character which seems almost flawless as the reader progresses through his written works. Throughout his life Benjamin Franklin created many inspiring works, which evoked numerous theories and philosophies towards an array of subjects and fashioned a new manner in which life should be led. Believed by many to be the most remarkable American in history, Benj...
  • 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....
  • Jonathan Edwards And Benjamin Franklin
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    Benajmin Franklin And Jonathan Edwards Essay, ResearchBenajmin Franklin And Jonathan Edwards The Innovators of American Literature From their critical assessments on how to improve themselves and to the American public that they influenced by their writings, Jonathan Edwards and Benjamin Franklin illustrate American themes in their personal narratives that quintessentially make part of American Literature. Although they lived in different times during the early development of the United States o...

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