Click the link above to go to The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Please read “Part II: Beginning Life as a Printer”. Read this before completing the Discussion below.
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How do Franklin’s ideal of success and his notion of the “self-made man” conflict with or grow out of Puritan theology? How have Franklin’s ideals influenced later American writers? How did later Americans challenge and trans- form the model of the “self-made man”? Don’t forget to make modern-day connections in your responses!( no less than 250 words)