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During the eighteenth century, America was famous as the land of promise. There was a spirit of inquiry and an inclination to unravel the mysterious; the spirit of enterprise was the mood of the day, and people were enthusiastic about everything new. American people also wanted to establish their identity to assimilate themselves into a new culture. Many of them wrote diaries, notes, or memoirs to help express their ideas. The autobiography became an important form of literature for American writers.


It was also a time of change in America. The citizens were growing angry about being ruled by England. They especially resented the taxes that were levied against them. The American people wanted to make their own laws and decide upon their own taxes. Benjamin Franklin was one of the leaders in Philadelphia who strongly supported America's right to independence. He devoted much effort and energy into the cause of freedom. He traveled to London to speak out for America and he authored the Declaration of Independence. Since Franklin wrote his autobiography later in life, it reflects the times and experiences of almost a century of American history.

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