Franklin tried to stay out of people’s eyesight but that was very hard for him because he was so famous now. People knew he was back in America, and some people were very much suspicious of Franklin’s return and did not trust him. The Americans and French formed an alliance. “Franklin had not originally wanted a formal alliance with any foreign state, but he now willingly participated in the greatest diplomatic triumph in American history” (p.191). Wood continually shows how Franklin’s feelings changed.
Theodore Roosevelt is considered as one of the most active and energetic Presidents in American history. The 26th President of the United States had a reputation of bringing attention to Progressive issues at national level. His speech, “The Strenuous Life” reflects his own life experiences, efforts and hardships in life. Roosevelt gave the speech to a group of wealthy people before the Hamilton Club, Chicago on April 10, 1899 after the America Senate signed agreement with Spain that established Philippines as a colony of American state. In his speech, Roosevelt addresses the American nation to shoulder their responsibilities nationally and internationally.
Franklin, I would suggest the train ride in 1922 influenced Dr. Franklin with a sound foundation. He provided support to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Franklin’s main contribution to the NAACP was his work on the lawsuit to desegregate public schools. “Franklin contributed his services to the legal defense on the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.” (American School Board Journal). A landmark United States Supreme Court case in which declared the separation of public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional.
N.p., n.d. Web. 28 June 2015. . This article asks us if Franklin was truly a leader in the abolishment of slavery or simply just a bandwagon member. According to Waldstreicher most people view franklins political stand points in reverse because he owned slaves for so long.
These two wise men impacted the future of America; citizens were capable of finding hope through all the pain and suffering growing at the time. Benjamin Franklin was born into a large family of seventeen children, with a father that could do no wrong in many eyes. Youngest in the household, he did not grow up with great wealth,
Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, also known as the conservationist president, became the 26th and youngest President of the nation’s history. Roosevelt once said, “We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune.” Roosevelt wanted individuals to do their part by protecting and cherishing the nation’s resources, and that led Teddy to be an important figure in American history. Roosevelt was important because he had the desire to make society more fair and equitable with economic opportunities for all Americans. America wouldn’t be the same without Roosevelt because of his dedication to conserve and make a change. Theodore “Teddy”
Roosevelt’s mother desperately wanted him to retire to Hyde Park, but Roosevelt has decided to come back to big politics. James Tobin in his book “The Man He Became” states that polio might have, surprisingly, made FDR the President . Indeed, the disease has forged the essential character of FDR a tremendously. By having this crucial event in his life, he obtained that resilience and courage that allowed him to achieve everything he wanted in his life . That crucial event also let him to obtain the “empathy and sympathy that forged his connection with the American people, a connection that was, arguably, the strongest of any American president with the
When Benjamin Franklin lived as a child he grew in Boston, Massachusetts in the 13 colonies, he was under control of the British and could do nothing about the situation (Honderich 728-30). He felt like a slave to this mother country which fueled his drive
Theodore Roosevelt started his life with illness, but worked to what he became. He had a strong family and a healthy community behind him pushing him through his life. Teddy’s life was filled with struggle and hardship, but nobody can stop a man on a mission. The path he ultimately took may have not been what he imagined, but sure ended up being very successful. Although Theodore Roosevelt began life as a weak young man, he work through those weaknesses to become a strong man, and a strong humanitarian president.
Although Franklin tries his best to portray himself as an adequate and upstanding person, he is also contradicts himself in giving the idea that not every American is solely good or evil in their actions. In his autobiography, Franklin delves into personal details of his life while depicting the characteristics seen in Americans, giving his readers a layout to follow for years to come, but also continuously showing his audience that there could be two sides to every story, even his own. The most important features of an American, according to the autobiography and how Benjamin Franklin lived his life, revolve around philanthropy, tolerance, and