Walt Whitman's Argumentative Essay

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I have to agree with you Elizabeth, that Benjamin Franklin is what we consider to be the quintessential American. More specifically, because of his work ethic, independence, and innovation. What I really enjoyed about reading the works of Thomas Paine was his passion for America 's freedom and liberty! You chose two very important American predecessors, who essentially founded America and the American character today. I chose Black Hawk and Walt Whitman as my two favorite authors for this semester. I think what we admire both about Black Hawk was his honesty and bravery for standing up for what is right. It is really beautiful how they portray their beliefs and traditions because you can see how heartfelt their intentions are. I agree Elizabeth,
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