How Does Franklin's Autobiography Represent The Enlightenment Era

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Guided Reading Unit 2 Unit 2: Voices of an Emerging Nation In Unit 2, you will meet the early Americans settlers who lived and wrote in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Directions: Answer the following questions as you read or immediately after reading the assigned lessons. Lessons include the reading in the book as well as the digital material provided in the lesson links. * Type your answers directly on this document. Please use a different, easy to read font color. Save this file as a Word-editable and readable file. Static files, such as PDF, JPEG, and HTLM will not be scored. * Unless otherwise specified, all answers must be in complete sentences. * Remember to spell check and correct! Mechanics count! 2.01…show more content…
| 2.02 Ben Franklin 1. How does Franklin’s Autobiography represent the Enlightenment Era? Include at least two specific examples from the assigned reading in your response. He was always working on self-improvement. Enlightenment thinking which humanity that means everyone was is capable of improving their self. He also strived towards help improve the world around him. This is called individual lives in the enlightenment of thinking. 2. In Poor Richard’s Almanac, Benjamin Franklin presented aphorisms, many of which are still spoken today. Choose two aphorisms. Explain what each means and why each is still relevant today. Industry means when people pray to God, for example to get a job. If that person is filling out job applications and doing their best then that person will get a job. They help themselves so God blessed them. Silence means sometimes you just have to hold your tongue and keep quiet. If you are made at someone for something they did to make you angry, that’s when you have to keep sometimes because if not you might say something you…show more content…
Which argument did you find most compelling? Why? I like the Appeal to Authority. He makes a good argument because people who did believe in God would realize that there is only one person in control. It can make people realize they don’t need a king because he is not in control of them, God is. 2.04 The Declaration of Independence 1. How does the Declaration represent Enlightenment thinking? Describe two specific examples. The first claim is saying people have rights. The first step can be followed up by a logical solution which will be the rights of the people have to be secured someway or else the first step isn’t true. 2. What do you think about the structure of the document? Is it effective? Why or why not? I think the way it was structured was correct because it explains how people have rights and how they can be protected. It was effective. It was very understandable and it also had logical points after another. 2.05 Equiano & Wheatley 1. Equiano wrote in the first-person point of view. Why would he make that literary choice? Do you think this is effective? Why? He did it because he wanted to tell his own story and how he felt. It was effective because it has told from first-person point of view. It is also effective because we can trust what we read because no one else but him wrote about his horrific journeys through

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