Declaration Of Independence And The Way To Wealth Analysis

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Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin both show an unfamiliar patriotism for a country not yet formed in their works “The Declaration of Independence” and “The Way to Wealth” respectively. Their ideology was manifested in their written works and carried on through their actions. Jefferson lived a life as a wealthy farmer and understood that government control was not a necessity, especially when it ventured to tyranny. Benjamin Franklin embodied the Puritan ideology when urging others to be industrious and frugal. Both of these ideals are examples of American ideology, and Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin express these in their works. As stated by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence, “With a firm reliance on the protection…show more content…
Poor Richard forms the American ideology to be a hard-working and economical through all of his words of wisdom. “There are no gains without pains” (Way to Wealth 237), which expresses the hard work mentality that was placed into the American ideology because Americans were considered to be of lower class than the people of Europe. Assuming that the Americans were lesser than them, the Europeans did not pay much attention to the “work ethic” of the new nation, much less the nation as a whole. So Benjamin Franklin wrote an Almanac, giving him a way to share his knowledge with those in America. He created a society that would believe “that industry pays debts, while despair increaseth them” (Way to Wealth 237) making America relevant to the world, giving the country a place because it looked past their present situation and more toward how to improve their livelihood. Benjamin Franklin, an avid supporter of a hardworking and frugal society, sought to inform us with his adages and make America into a better nation. Benjamin Franklin helped form the American ideology of Industriousness and
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