Benjamin abolition of slavery and a close to

Benjamin Franklin was ahead of his time concerning slavery
and the treatment of blacks was, by how he viewed them. For example, he says, “Slavery
is such an atrocious debasement of human nature, that its very extirpation, if
not performed with solicitous care, may sometimes open a source of serious
evil.” With this being said, he saw that how the slaves were being treated was
not right. In his eyes he saw them as humans just like anyone else and it is
not right to treat humans in a sinful way. The important parts, I think, in Franklin’s
argument in this address is, how he notices how slaves and blacks are treated. That
he has an appropriated plan to help the slaves and blacks have a better life
and experience happiness. Some of Franklin’s solutions to abolish slavery was,
forming a society for the relief of free blacks, composed and printed many essays
defending the abolishment of slavery, and an appeal on behalf of the Society
asking for the abolition of slavery and a close to the slave trade. I believe
the solutions didn’t work because many probably did not want to give up their
slaves and do the work themselves. But, the reason they didn’t work was because
of the House and Senate. When it was introduced to them it was instantly condemned
by a pro-slavery congressman, which in turn, sparked a frenzied debate in both
the House and the Senate. The select committee, which was referred by the
House, claimed that the Constitution confined Congress from prohibiting the
emancipation of slaves until 1808.

   This letter tells
us that Franklin is very affectionate, thinks very highly about women, and cares
for all his single friends’ needs. I feel that Franklin was practicing his wit
more than being serious. On Benjamin Franklin’s eighth reason he says, “They
are so grateful!!” The two exclamation points tell me he is being amusing. On
the other hand, I also believe he is also being serious on how to tell his
friend that marriage is the best solution for not only their sexual desires,
but also the unquestionable source of genuine happiness. During Franklin’s time
the attitudes about women are, that there are some advantageous reasons to seek
out an older woman than a younger woman in certain situations. 

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