Eng Questions 2

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1. Silence Dogood was a pen name used by Franklin to write while he worked as an apprentice at his older brother’s printing shop in Boston. Franklin used Mrs. Dogood’s name as a cover so that he could get his writings published without his brother knowing. Poor Richard’s Almanac was the name of a series of issues that Franklin created with numerous sayings that became well known and respected. Poor Richard served to get Franklin involved in public life on a more formal basis since it was the reason many people knew his name. I believe that both Silence Dogood and Poor Richard were autobiographical to some extent because they allowed Franklin to express his ideas and opinions on various subjects. I can also see how Franklin may have used …show more content…
Due to the growing amount of taxes in America at that time and the neglect being shown to colonists, I think that this is a perfectly accurate description of what was happening in the government then.

4. Anti-federalists would see the question of prayer in schools as an attempt by the government to restrict something that is a natural right. Abortion, however, is slightly different since it is an issue of life and death and I don’t think that it would have been nearly as supported as school prayer. One anti-Federalist that I think would have been against abortion was John Winthrop. He was especially against the teachings of a fellow church member in Boston, Anne Hutchinson. Her beliefs that only select people were chosen by God due to something within them rather than due to their good actions were against his beliefs. I think that because he had a firm belief that actions were what earned you a spot in Heaven, he would be extremely anti-abortion.
5. In Federalist # 10 James Madison speaks of the public’s view on the government. While he sympathizes with the people who believe that the Constitution gives the government too much power, he also tries to show different viewpoints on how too much liberty can be just as bad. He emphasizes the good that can come from having a just and stable power that works for the good of the country as a whole rather than on individual interests. In Federalist #51, he also speaks of

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