GET ANSWER – Pocahontas and Benjamin Franklin are two extraordinary Americans whose lives have been recounted in historical works, novels, plays, and film. Yet historical developments beyond their control shaped their life experiences. In an essay compare and contrast how historical developments influenced their respective experiences and outlooks. In writing this essay consider the following questions:
- What historical developments most impacted their lives?
- How did they each react to these developments?
- How did these developments influence their actions?
- Did these historical developments exert a positive or negative influence on their lives?
In this essay be sure to include as supporting evidence from the sources in 3.4 (American Artifact Lens) and 3.4 (Economic Lens) in the textbook. For additional information on the lives of these two people: Pocahontas – http://historicjamestowne.org/history/pocahontas/Benjamin Franklin – http://www.ushistory.org/us/4d.asp