Please Critique Benjamin Franklin: "Speech in the Convention: At the Conclusion of Its Deliberations" (Sept. 17, 1787).© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 12:26 pm ad1c9bdddf
On Franklin's 1787 'Speech in the Convention'
In 1787, Benjamin Franklin, one of the few Americans at the time to have international reputation as a diplomat and seasoned politicking gave a speech at the last day of the Constitutional Convention in Pennsylvania prior to the signing of the final US Constitution Draft. He was too ill to give it himself and asked fellow Pennsylvanian James Wilson, a seasoned lawyer and legal theorist, to read it. The speech, simply referred to as, "Speech in the Convention: At the Conclusion of Its Deliberations ," is largely a reflection of Franklin's experience and because of his stature in the colonies his ideas were given much credence as he helped in negotiating an understanding among conflicting factions and ideas within the convention so that it can even be argued that his ability to negotiate for agreement as a diplomat played a large part in establishing an interest-best negotiation in the construction of the American Constitution.
Relativism & Verisimilitude
Franklin (1787) began his speech as so - "I confess that there are several parts of this constitution which I do not at present approve, but I am not sure I shall never approve them: For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on ...
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Review - The Declaration of Independence, The Bill of Rights
Will you please assist with developing a summary of the below readings/essays in relation to better understanding the history and traditions of US society and your role in contributing toward both. Use examples from the readings to support your points. 200-300 words per reading is sufficient. Please not too much more than 300 words per reading.
The Declaration of Independence
from the Federalist Papers
The Constitution of the United States of America
The Bill of Rights
What Is an American?
Second Inaugural Address
The Map of Freedom 2002