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And he knew it. That is clear from his account of his own life in his most famous work, the Autobiography, which he worked on at four different times (1771, 1784, 1788, 1788–1789), revised extensively but left unfinished at the time of his death; an American edition was published in 1818, but the first complete edition of what he had written only appeared nearly a hundred years after his death, in 1867. Uncompleted though it is, the Autobiography nevertheless has a narrative unity. It is divided into three sections: first, Franklin’s youth and early manhood in Boston and Philadelphia; second, Franklin’s youthful attempts to achieve what he terms “moral perfection”; and third, Franklin’s use of the principles discovered in the first section and enumerated in the second to enable him to rise to prosperity and success as a scientist, politician, and philanthropist.
Franklin was at the heart of the American Revolution from its origins to its conclusions. And he shows, more clearly than any other figure of the time does, just how much that Revolution owed to the principles of the Enlightenment. By his presence and comments he also suggests just how much the founding documents of the American nation were rooted in a project that he himself embraced and emblematized, based on the principles of natural rights and reason, selfhelp and self-reinvention. ” asked J.
Jefferson relied on the principle of natural rights and the argumentative tool of reason to construct a blueprint of the American nation. When it came to filling in the details, however, he relied as Crevecoeur and many others did on his belief in the independent farmer. “I know no condition happier than that of a Virginia farmer,” Jefferson wrote to a friend in 1787. “His estate supplies a good table, clothes himself and his family with their ordinary apparel, furnishes a small surplus to buy salt, coffee, and a little finery for his wife and daughter, .