Essay Topic 1
Franklin began his autobiography with a letter to his son, William. What were the various reasons that he provided William for writing his work? How did he explain he would approach his recollection? What were the factors he offered as to why he would approach it in this fashion?
Essay Topic 2
Was Franklin the epitome of a Renaissance man or merely a man with multiple interests?
Essay Topic 3
What was significant about Franklin's experimentation with electricity? What electrical discoveries did he make? What electrical inventions was he responsible for?
Essay Topic 4
How did Franklin demonstrate he was a man of principle? How so in regard to publication of his newspaper? In what way was it reflected in regard to his inventions? How so with respect to patents?
Essay Topic 5
Franklin was a major figure in the American Enlightenment as reflected by what in his autobiography?
Essay Topic 6
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