Self-Command: Ben Franklin's "Moral Perfection"

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What personal virtues are necessary for a self-governing people? Consider the virtues of self-command and self-respect by reading "The Project for Moral Perfection" by Benjamin Franklin (pdf below). Then, visit the following links for additional resources, including a study guide, biographical information and video discussions of Franklin's story with historian Wilfred M. McClay and editors Amy A. Kass, Leon R. Kass, and Diana Schaub. Aligned to Common Core State Standards: RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3

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