posted by cj .
who was the most important embodiment of the enlightenment in america
a- benjamin franklin
This site mentions two of those men as being embodiments of the Enlightenment in America.
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It would be hard to pick between Franklin and Jefferson. Franklin was more reknowned as a writer and scientist, and diplomat, and therefore probably has the edge. Jefferson also was an inventor with a keen interest in agriculture, geography and architecture, as well as politics.