The Life Of Frederick Douglass And Abraham Lincoln Essay

1086 Words Oct 19th, 2015 5 Pages
When people of our time think of people that inspire others they think of Musicians, NBA player, NFL player, actors, actress, models, and other people like them. However, rarely you do have some individuals who actually inspired by the people that have come before us. I am talking about hundreds of years before us, like Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X, Thomas Edison, and Abraham Lincoln. After reading The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass I found out that were very inspirational people of their time. In other words I like to call them pioneers of the new America.
Douglass and Franklin’s values were similar and different in many ways. There were similar because they both valued the Republican Party. They both had an equal respect for the United States Constitution also. However they were different in many more ways. Frederick Douglass valued Education, self-Education at that. He valued freedom of being a slave. He was a firm believer in women’s right due to his mistress, Auld. Douglass was a supporter of the Republican Party due to the fact that five different presidents appointed him in his lifetime. He also valued life, limited government, and individual responsibility. Franklin on the other hand had thirteen values he listed in his autobiography. They were Temperance, Silence, Order, Resolution, Frugality, Industry, Sincerity, Justice, Moderation, Cleanliness, Tranquility, Chastity, and Humility. Franklin also values family. He…

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