A Hagiography of George Washington | by Mason Weems

English: Lesson 75 "A History of the Life and Death, Virtues and Exploits of General George Washington" by Mason Weems How believable was the book? Mason Weems was a bookseller and a writer, and like any good businessman, he saw a golden opportunity to write a book that the whole of America would read and … Continue reading A Hagiography of George Washington | by Mason Weems

Why Benjamin Franklin is the Archetypal American

English: Lesson 50  "Is there anyone you think is more of the archetypal American than Franklin?" Benjamin Franklin was an industrious, hard-working man who spent his life striving to become a better person and a better servant to others. His life revolved around improving his character so that he would become a more humble, sincere, … Continue reading Why Benjamin Franklin is the Archetypal American

A Morality Tale: Why they had left

English: Lesson 20 "Was Bradford's account a morality tale for future generations?" William Bradford was an English Puritan Separatist who wrote an account of his and his fellow separatists' journey from England to the Netherlands, then onto America. The journal is called Of Plymouth Plantation and documents the time from 1620 to 1646. It has been one … Continue reading A Morality Tale: Why they had left