Values that are important to people who lived and worked in the nation were hope that they could win the war. For example, Thomas Paine wrote a pamphlet called and it encouraged the American troops go forward and fight for the independence even thought that most of the soldiers had died when they fought the British troops. Banneker wrote a letter to Jefferson concerning slavery and how the slaves were mistreated. he told them that slaves should be treated like human beings not like animals and he brought it home by comparing the secretary of the state and the slaves and if he was in that position how would he feel. support is another important value to people who live and work in the nation without franklin’s support Thomas Paine wouldn’t have moved to Philadelphia and became a magazine editor and argued that Americans should declare independence after the battle of Lexington.