FD - AmyCallaway 11/28/06 Dr.CatherineAdams

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Amy Callaway 11/28/06 Dr. Catherine Adams Benjamin Franklin and Frederick Douglass  American Identity There have been very few in the past who have made significant  change in American Society. During the eighteenth and nineteenth century  the country was had a major need for reform and two very unique but  similar men saw this need. Benjamin Franklin and Frederick Douglass  made great strides in American idealism during their lifetime. Both men  paved the way were progressives and were very important to changing  America. Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706, he was the youngest son of  thirteen. His father Josiah Franklin was a candle and soap maker, the entire  family was extremely poor. After working for his brother, conditions were  1 Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass . New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 1999. 2 Franklin, Benjamin. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin . New York: Bedford/St. Martins, 2003.
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Amy Callaway 11/28/06 Dr. Catherine Adams rough, Franklin ran away to Philadelphia. Frederick Douglass also ran away  but for a different reason. Douglass was born a slave in 1818 and suffered  very harsh conditions from his master. He was only able to see his mother  four or five times before her death, Douglass said “Never having enjoyed,  to any considerable extent, her soothing presence, her tender and watchful 
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