The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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Jessica Baird
Period 4
3/11/13
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Title: The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1757
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Summary: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin was written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a torturous publication history after Franklin's death, this work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of autobiography ever written. One of the most powerful and controversial writers of his time, his own words on his greatest creation Description: This book is intended for informational and historical purposes. Bibliography: Canada, Mark, Mr. "Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790." All American: Benjamin Franklin. N.p., 26 Feb. 2001. Web. 12 Mar. 2013 Joseph, George. "Historical Vignette: Benjamin Franklin on Accounting." :: Academy of Accounting Historians. Historical Vignette, 2005. Web. 12 Mar. 2013.

Jessica Baird
Period 4
3/11/13
Abstract
Title: The Declaration of Independence
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Summary: Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence summarizes America's founding political philosophy. At once a cherished symbol of liberty and an expression of Jefferson's monumental talents as a writer, the document captures in unforgettable phrases the ideals of individual liberty that formed the backbone of American's Revolutionary movement. In setting forth these "self-evident truths" alongside a list of grievances against King George's Britain, the Declaration of Independence justified the breaking of ties with "Mother England" and the formation of a new country. This gift edition, printed in two colors on acid-free paper, contains illustrations and biographies of the signers alongside the document itself. Description: Historical

Bibliography: "Declaration of Independence." Declaration of Independence. Charters of Freedom, n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2013. "Declaration of...
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