Prof. Kronick English 2270 Short Essay #1 Due: Tuesday, June 21 Length: approx. 1,200 words (3-4 double-spaced typed pages) Choose one of the following topics for your essay. Be sure to have a thesis, a central idea that will be the focus of your argument. You are not to use any secondary sources, including the information given in the introductions to your textbook. This information provides important background but your essay should focus on the assigned works mentioned below. The essay is to be typed, using double spaces and one inch margins. Give a title to your essay. 1. Benjamin Franklin came from a family of dissenters (that is, people who refused to subscribe to the doctrines of the Church of England and followed instead Calvinist teachings), and although Franklin did not hold to any strong religious beliefs, it can be said he retained some of the teachings and views of the early Puritan settlers of America. Write an essay examining how in his Autobiography,
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