The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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    Morality has often been thought of as limited due to the fundamental rights and wrongs everyone has known since kindergarten, however there is an overabundance of approaches to elucidate this skill. For instance, in the autobiography A Most Awkward, Ridiculous Appearance by Benjamin Franklin, he provides a brief story on his arrival to Philadelphia and then explains how he conducts his thirteen moral virtues that he plans to accomplish. Franklin’s approach with this piece can be related to a…

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    Benjamin Franklin personifies the “rags to riches” lifestyle the Americans love. Benjamin Franklin tells Americans, “The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself” (Archer 226). Benjamin Franklin informs Americans to build a rugged individual in themselves. To go out and be self-reliant and not wait there for the happiness to come to them. He imposes on others to go and work for what they want. From an early age he learned…

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    Benjamin Franklin was one of the most renowned Founding Fathers of the United States of America. Earlier in his life he spent his time as a writer. From that he was known as a scientist, inventor, and politician. As a scientist, he was an important figure in the history of physics for his discoveries and theories concerning electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the bifocals and lightning rod, among many other inventions. In his life of being a politician he facilitated many civic…

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    Benjamin Franklin believed that every person can become more wealthy, healthy, and wise through hard work and self discipline. I believe in his belief because it doesn’t matter how difficult or easy it is to accomplish a goal; at the end of the day, what counts is the satisfaction of the work and experience a person puts into it. Franklin didn’t favor luck or opportunities, but instead became successful through hard work. Franklin was many things such as an author, inventor, scientist, and a…

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    through hard work, determination, and initiative” (Oxford Dictionaries). Benjamin Franklin, one of the founders of the U.S. and a statesman, author, publisher, scientist, inventor, and diplomat, was able to achieve the American dream, inspiring many educated people today. He begins as a young teenage boy with nothing, builds on his values in life, improves himself, and accomplished prosperity. Met with many obstacles, Franklin was able to surpass them with the help of friendly companions and…

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    Fathers, like Ben Franklin, were just beginning to lay down the foundations of what would become one of the most powerful nations in the world. In 1776, the United States gained their freedom from Great Britain, meanwhile on the other side of the world, people were being taken from their homes and forced into slavery. These two events helped mold the lives of Ben Franklin and Olaudah Equiano. Now you’re probably wondering how these two men are similar seeing how Ben Franklin is white, one of…

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    In Benjamin Franklin's The Autobiography. detailed his journey to Philadelphia and his method of his Thirteen Virtues. Franklin had made a catalog of certain traits that he considered to be at "moral perfection", while at his stay in Philadelphia, to "live without committing any fault at any time". Among these thirteen virtues, I, Genghis Sam Ganbold, consider Tranquility, Resolution, and Chastity to be favorable towards me. According to Benjamin Franklin, Tranquility can be yielded by "be not…

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    Fox Slotemaker Identity and Society- Benjamin Franklin and Frederick Douglass UGC211- Both of these men, in both of these pieces of writing often struggle with their identity and the place they have within society. Franklin a man of many talents and expertise who had trouble fitting into the identity that society had for him but rather wanted his own identity and saw himself almost above society at the time. Douglass a self-educated African American man who also struggled with the stereotypes…

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    great change, these ideals showed great importance in connecting people in America. Some, such as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine, wrote about their own values to persuade others to follow them. One value that they wrote about is virtue. Though both define virtue as having both moral standards and being reasonable and logical with oneself, they differ on how these virtues should help one’s life; Franklin focuses on self-discipline and success as he sees himself as the model for virtue and his…

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    Although Franklin is often remembered as a very important and influential Founding Father of America, the contributions of Benjamin Franklin to America were not only in the government, but before he became a good diplomat, Franklin was a writer, printer, postmaster, and inventor. In his days that he was alive, Franklin became one of the most popular figures in the new world. His kite test or experiment with a key as well as his assistant, which proved that there is electricity is with in…

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