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    Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17 1706 to the parents Josiah Franklin and Abiah Folger. Benjamin Franklin was the tenth son born to his father who was on his second wife‚ which in total his father had seventeen children. Benjamin Franklin father wanted him to become a clergy but can afford only to send him for one year in order to become a clergy you needed years of schooling. But that didn’t stop him from becoming an apprentice at his brother printer company. At only 12 years old Benjamin

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    Chandarlapaty Question2. Discuss the work ethic of Benjamin Franklin in his Autobiography and the significance of his contribution to American democracy and capitalism. Why are Franklin’s “Choices” important in building the American ethic? Benjamin Franklin: If ever a story embodied what has come to be known as the American dream‚ it is the life story of Benjamin Franklin. The work ethic of Franklin could be considered a passionate and energetic man who motivated himself by

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    Charles Smith 06/15/2013 U.S History 1 The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is himself writing about his accomplishments. He grew up in an average home with a family that consisted of twelve children. His family was not poor‚ but his father worked hard to keep them afloat. Franklin was one of the children that were put into getting an education and over the years he acquired degrees from colleges he did not attend. He first worked for a newspaper printer‚ and after a short period he became

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    Franklin achieved his intellectual and literary prowess in an era known for its philosophical advances. The eighteenth century is frequently cited as the beginning of the so-called modern era in philosophy. The century is known as the Enlightenment‚ or the Age of Reason‚ an ideal also found in the literature of the period‚ whether colonial‚ British‚ or Continental. Two factors‚ more specifically‚ two intellectuals—epitomize this era: Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) and John Locke (1632-1704). Newton

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    Rachel Sutherland English Composition I Prof. Comeau October 11‚ 2012 A Clear Look into the Life of Benjamin Franklin The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin has themes of enlightenment‚ hard work‚ nature‚ and intelligence. A person’s attention may not be drawn toward these ideas at first glance‚ but after reading “The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato and “The American Scholar” by Emerson‚ it is difficult to stray away from connecting the three works. “The Allegory of the Cave” presents enlightenment

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    Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 Born in Boston Benjamin Franklin was one of seventeen children born to the parents of Josiah Franklin and Abiah Folger. His father wanted Benjamin to go to school to become a clergyman‚ but he only had enough to send him to school for one year. Clergymen needed years of school. Benjamin ended up being apprenticed to his brother James. James was a printer and Benjamin helped him. When Benjamin was fifteen his brother started the New England Courant. It was

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    Susanna Dey 19 November 2011 Benjamin Franklin Say the name Benjamin Franklin and you may picture a chubby man with spectacles holding a kite during a lightening storm. Perhaps you picture him a older man with spectacles propped up on his nose standing in a great room full of distinguished gentlemen signing the Declaration of Independence. Both of these facts about Benjamin Franklin’s life would be true. However‚ there was so much more to Mr. Franklin. He was a diplomat‚ a statesman

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    Benjamin Franklin Born: January 17‚ 1706 Birthplace: Boston‚ Massachusetts Bay Nationality: American Contributions:  Lightning rod‚  Bifocals‚ Franklin stove Benjamin was the first American physicist to characterized two kinds of electric charge which he named “positive” and “negative.” He earned the title of "The First American" for his early and untiring campaigning for colonial unity He signed the Declaration of Independence‚ the Treaty of Paris‚ which ended the Revolutionary

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    Benjamin Franklin is one of the best writers that America has ever produced. Benjamin Franklin essays have been the benchmark for essay writers. The supple‚ satirical and witty style adapted in the essays written by Benjamin Franklin entertains readers to their hearts’ content. Benjamin Franklin essays are a perfect blend of wit along with wisdom that throws light on the then- prevalent social‚ economic and political issues. Essays by Benjamin Franklin are rich in humor and satire drawn from daily

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    Barry Hall American Lit. I: Fri. 9-11:45pm 6 May 2011 Benjamin Franklin’s Influence in 18th Century America Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 6th‚ 1706. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America‚ and was also well known for his writings and inventions. R. V. Jones states that Benjamin Franklin was “the oldest man to sign the Declaration of Independence” he also goes on to say that Franklin “had done more than anyone else to keep America within the British

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    If ever a story embodied what has come to be known as the American Dream‚ it is the life story of Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin is one of the most talented‚ famous‚ and powerful people in the United States‚ who was part of Five that was to draft the Declaration of Independence. He dedicated almost his life to the Revolution of the United States. Besides being a talented inventor with many significant inventions that have changed the world until now‚ he was a successful politician as well.

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    Emily Russo English 102 Professor Davis 4 December 2012 Benjamin Franklin: Citizen and Scientist “Come along‚ lads!” cries a young Benjamin Franklin to his group of schoolmates. Running and jumping‚ the boys make their way to the Charles River on a warm Boston day. Reaching the river‚ young Ben dives in straight away‚ while the other boys gingerly slip into the calm waters. Ben was always a very confident and strong swimmer‚ and strikes out with his arms at the blue water in a familiar stroke

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    educational‚ social‚ and even spiritual. Just as Benjamin Franklin invented devices to improve the quality of life in America‚ he also tried to invent a moral “machine” to improve the quality of his own character. In his autobiography‚ “Ben Franklin’s Autobiography‚” Benjamin Franklin illustrates the difficulties of achieving overall perfection by means of improving one’s morals and quality of life‚ in regard to his own character. Benjamin Franklin thought improving his character would simplify his

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    benjamin franklin has many accomplishment some of his greatest are the following five‚ Bifocals‚ Electricity‚ Lightning Rod‚ Franklin Stove‚ Mapping the Gulf Stream. Bifocals are eyeglasses with an upper and lower half‚ the upper for distance‚ and the lower for reading. Bifocals are commonly prescribed to people with presbyopia‚ a condition that Franklin suffered. Franklin wrote‚ in August 1784 to his friend George Whatley‚ that he was "happy in the invention of double spectacles‚ which serving

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    Benjamin Franklin Relationship Status: Divorced By Deborah Reed Hometown: Boston‚ Massachusetts Date of Birth: January 1st‚ 1706 Zodiac Sign: Capricorn Body Type: Plump‚ And Medium Length Last Login ~ October 1st 1799 Education: Appleby School in England Occupation: Writer‚ Printer‚ Editor‚ and Businessman Book: Poor Richards Almanac & Pennsylvania Gazette Music: Fine Musician‚ He Played the Violin‚ cello‚ and guitar Five Friends * Thomas Jefferson * George

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    Benjamin Franklin 1. Fish & Visitors stink in three days. Don’t stay longer than welcomed you get old just like fish. 2. He that lives upon Hope‚ dies fasting. The person who hopes for everything will die with nothing if they don’t go get it themselves. 3. Tis easy to see‚ hard to foresee. It’s easy to see something but it’s hard to go through with it. 4. The rotten Apple spoils his Companion. Bad people can negatively influence their peers. 5. Don’t throw stones at your neighbours

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    Benjamin Franklin Autobiography Benjamin Franklin has a special place in the hearts and minds of American people. He was born on January 6‚ 1706 (and later changed January 17 when calendar was renew in the middle of the century). The place of his birth was at Milk Street Boston across from the Old South Church. He came from a poor and big family. His father is Josiah Franklin who was from the village of Ecton in Northamstonhire who migrated in New World in 1863 to search

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    forth from the Auto –Biography of Benjamin Franklin. In this book‚ Benjamin Franklin details his journey from rags to riches. He was born on January 17th‚ 1706 as the youngest of ten sons of a soap and candle maker. His father‚ in hopes of persuading his son to enter the clergy‚ sent him to grammar school. Sadly‚ his father could only afford to send young Benjamin for two years‚ ending his formal education at the tender age of ten. From ages ten to twelve‚ Benjamin works in his father’s business while

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    Jessica Baird Period 4 3/11/13 Abstract Title: The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin‚ 1706-1757 Author: Benjamin Franklin Summary: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin was written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however‚ Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a torturous publication history after Franklin’s death‚ this work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of autobiography ever written. One of the most powerful and

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    me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.” – Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin was raised in a poverty. He nourished himself with literature when he was just a kid‚ and worked for his brother as a printer at the age of 17. When he left his brother to open his own printing press‚ he became so successful that he retired at the age of 42! This allowed him to focus on his love for science. Franklin was a polymath (in other words‚ he was many things)—an author‚ printer‚ politician

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