Benjamin Franklin Contributions To American Culture

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Many people are responsible for providing Americans with the freedoms we have today like Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. These people would make great world leaders today for their contributions to society, government, and public relations. In general, these men have contributed to our country in many ways; for example, they drafted the United States Constitution. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay would publish the Federalist Papers. Thomas Jefferson would write the first draft of the Declaration of Independence. John Adams, John Marshall, and Patrick Henry put pass legislation that would create a national government.
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Franklin helped draft the Articles of Confederation, Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution, and negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris alongside John Jay. This treaty would recognize the United States independence. Not only did Benjamin Franklin have a hand in some of the most important documents, he also organized our countries first lending library and volunteer fire department. Benjamin Franklin would stand up and speak against the stamp act which taxed all legal documents including newspapers, books, and other reading material. The stamp act was repealed but would be replaced with additional acts. Ben Franklin would convince the Paxton Boys to return home instead of slaughtering more Christian Indians. In summation, Franklin was a pivotal part of easing America’s struggle for justice and …show more content…
Clay help the country together until peace could no longer be kept between the north and the south. Although the Civil War broke out, Henry Clay is known as the “Great Compromiser.” Three compromises that Clay helped negotiate were the Missouri Compromise of the 1820, the Tariff Compromise of 1833, and the Compromise of 1850. The Missouri Compromise of 1820 would settle a dispute between anti-slavery and pro-slavery groups, and would establish a boundary line between the pro and anti-slave regions. The Tariff Compromise of 1833 ended the nullification crisis by lowering the tariff rates. The Compromise of 1850 would settle a dispute about what and if new territories would be added as slaves

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