William Penn, for example, is one of these great men. William Penn and his accomplishments changed the way we think about the early colonization of America. Penn founded Pennsylvania as well as Philadelphia, which became the greatest city in the new world. Penn was devoted to religious freedom. Most early settlers only wanted to convert people but Penn wanted tolerance for all religions.
William Penn and the Quakers The Quakers, also known as the Society of Friends was religious group that founded Pennsylvania. William Penn, one of the leaders, worked with the Quakers, Indians and the other population to make an ideal world for him, his followers, and the other people in his environment. With his efforts, and the help of others, the Quakers left a huge impact on Pennsylvania and the entire nation. The Quakers are a religion that originated in England in protest of the Anglican Church's practices. The man in charge of this religious revolution was George Fox.1 He believed that God didn't live in churches as much as he lived in people's hearts.2 In that state of mind, he went out into the world in search of his true religion.
However some monarchs accepted the philosophers ideas and were inspired by them to implement reforms that benefit the entire nation. One of these was Frederick the second, known as Frederick The Great, the king of Prussia who saw himself as the “first servant of the state”. During his time the use of torture was reduced and free press was allowed. Additionally he tolerated religious differences and welcomed victims of religious persecution. This influenced people who lived both in Prussia and outside of it because they now had a county who welcomed them regardless of their religion beliefs.
Although Hawthorne was not enthusiastic and hard-working when it came to his schoolwork, he was still an avid reader and writer. His ultimate goal of becoming a successful author stemmed from a childhood leg injury, which left him bedridden for months and gave him time to develop his interest in literature. Now that he was interested, all he needed was a subject to write about. Hawthorne, the sixth generation in a family of American Puritans, was raised by his family to strictly follow his religion. As he grew older, he would soon learn that his family’s connections to Puritanism were stronger than he could have imagined.
Joseph could have flaunted his position of power over his brothers, but he knew it had all been a part of God’s perfect plan. I believe God chose Joseph because of his character, knowing he could trust him. He knew Joseph would do the right thing instead of holding onto the past hurts. It was through the hardship he faced the characteristics he already possessed were developed. He became a life preserver to his family and an inspiration to us all.
Nevertheless, he encouraged people by this particular speech, and I wou... ... middle of paper ... ...sity. He developed ambition within himself, because he wanted to be better than when he started. He did not really have a true father figure to tell him exactly what to do. He chose to do the right things, such as go to college, which would make him a better person in the end. Moreover, I respect Dr. King and my father for their perseverance, and I hope that I may live my life with the similar integrity and strength that they have lived theirs with, until I die.
Being a Calvinist translated to the fact that he had a strong belief in God who had created the earth, the heavens, and other features. As a founding father of the United States, Benjamin Franklin believed that religion was only important if it enhanced certain virtues. He based his decisions on the religious values that he had nurtured over time. For him, maintaining high levels of morality was an everyday aspect. He mentioned the manner in which he kept track of how different values influenced his attitudes and behaviors.
1. Elias Strorm was the grandfather of David Strorm, and the way he had arrived at Waknuk was pretty interesting. Elias Strorm came to Waknuk mostly because he did not believe in the East’s' ungodly ways of life. Elias was a very religious man, and he wanted to be involved in a religious community. He wanted to live in a less complicated, steady, secure and reliable region, which was unlike the one he, was living in.
We see a little bit of the free spirited McCandless in London here, as well as their similar indifference to the law. The fact that Jack London was a tramp also really brings the image of him being a great influence in Chris’ life into full view. The picketing and impassioned speeches they both gave on subject s which they were concerned about shows their zeal for justice. “He enrolled in another academy-only to be thrown out for completing the entire two-year curriculum in four months, embarrassingly out... ... middle of paper ... ...him. He cared deep for people but never saw goodbye as a thing to be mourned over and lived day by day not really doing much thinking when it came to planning, this would eventually lead to his downfall.
Even though it was a very hurtful experience, it helped me to know myself better as a person, realize that I can realize on myself and understand what an inspiration my father was and still is to me. First of all, everything was special and different when my dad was alive. Since he was the one who maintained the family economically, there was nothing to discuss about when he had made a decision. For instance, when I was a teenager, my dad always wanted me to join the art group at school, which was noticeably unpopular among the students at my high school. Since I would do anything to keep my dad happy, I decided to join the art group in spite of my dislike of drawing.