The Political Views Of John Winthrop And Benjamin Franklin

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John Winthrop was born in 1587 and he lived in a pugnaciously moment in England, with many religious differences. Winthrop was a successful lawyer in England. He decided to look for moral support and gradually joined into a party called the Puritans. At the same time the spiritual situation in England changed tremendously with the battle between Catholicism and Protestantism. “in 1629 he set forth to help establish the Massachusetts Bay Colony, where he became a leading citizen, including being elected several times as the governor of the colony. “John Winthrop views religion over political powers. He believes that Christ and the church makes one body, we can see a great religious implications and in the same time political implication …show more content…
Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 (Boston) and he was raised in a Presbyterian society. Franklin lived in the American society in the eighteenth century called “The Age of Enlightenment.”. Benjamin Franklin grew up in Boston working in his brother’s print shop. “Having made his fortune, Franklin increasingly turned his attention to his scientific studies and to political activities, including his considerable role in the American Revolution.” Every Sunday he studied religion and believed God had created the world for men to do good. Some of his believes were, “His providence; that the most acceptable service of God was the doing good to man; that our souls are immortal ; and that all crime will be punished, and virtue rewarded, either here or hereafter. These I esteemed the essentials of every religion; and, being to be found in all the religions we had in our country, I respected them all.” Benjamin Franklin believed heavily in religion but did not attend Church regularly out in public. Other than studying religion Ben Franklin had a different typical mentally compared to John Winthrop for example, he also thought that our minds can know the truth and we can make right and wrong decisions. Franklin could be considered as Skepticism because he was a kind of person who does not trust in anything until he proves his hypotenuse to be true. Ben Franklin also believes that every person can become more "healthy, wealthy, and wise" through hard work and self-discipline. He was influenced by the science and he was also an inventor and a social innovator. This is the difference between the mind of John Winthrop and Benjamin Franklin. When it came to political views Benjamin Franklin had a completely different outlook than John Winthrop’s view. Benjamin Franklin believed that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that

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