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  • Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin
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    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin "Book Review" The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin was not an easy book to read. Writing styles have changed tremendously since the 1700's. Despite the cultural differences I learned a lot about the man and the time. Benjamin Franklin was a remarkable man. He was a printer, author, politician and an inventor. He was one of fifteen children in his family. Because he was from such a large family he was sent out to work at a very early age. He only had a few...
  • Franklin's Great Contributions To America
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    The phrase 'true American'; does not have a definition, although the word 'American'; does. The definition of American is 'belonging to or characteristic of America. ' ; It is hard to relate Benjamin Franklin to this definition of an American, but it does apply to many of his characteristics. Franklin's loyalty to America shows greatly throughout his life in his writings and jobs. Franklin's many jobs included being an inventor, politician, author, statesman, philosopher, soldier, scientist, cit...
  • Ben Franklin To Patent His Invention
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    "If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing". America has never forgotten Benjamin Franklin because he did both. He lived these words of wisdom by writing as much as he could and by doing even more. He became famous for being a scientist, an inventor, a statesman, a printer, a philosopher, a musician, and an economist. Benjamin Franklin is most famous for his experiment and research in the field of electric...
  • Benjamin Franklin
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    Ben Franklin / Many disagree with this statement and would conclude that in reality as well as appearance Franklin was an ambitious man and intent on self-improvement. Franklin was indeed an opportunist, always looking for an opportunity to advance himself, but he was America's first universal man. He was an individual who could do many things exceedingly well and has paved the way for many who aspire to succeed in life as he had. Benjamin Franklin's "erratas" have come to help the youth of Amer...
  • Winthrop's And Franklin's Economic Philosophies
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    Although they lived on the same continent, John Winthrop and Benjamin Franklin lived in very different worlds. These men are similar in some respects, but overwhelmingly they are different. For example, John Winthrop and Benjamin Franklin can be considered leaders in their time frame. Winthrop led the Puritans; Franklin led his country to war. Both men also possessed many of the same virtues such as patience and work ethic. Despite these similarities, John Winthrop and Benjamin Franklin had a di...
  • Young Benjamin Franklin
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    Ben Franklin - as a printer Benjamin Franklin is unmistakably the most resplendent figure in American history. Starting out as an apprentice, Franklin was to become a renowned printer, a great statesman, and an innovator always trying to find ways to improve his community. But how could this peasant apprentice become such an influential man in a large-scale society such as Philadelphia This was the question that baffled and worried many aristocrats of the early eighteenth century. For Franklin w...
  • 13 Virtues Benjamin Franklin
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    michelle 9-24-00 Ben Franklin Benjamin Franklin, was an American printer, diplomat, scientist and philosopher who made many contributions to the American Revolution and the newly form Federal Government that followed. Today, he is recognized as one of America's greatest inventors. Franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston. His father, Josiah Franklin, a tallow chandler by trade, had 17 children; Benjamin was the 15th child and the 10th son. The Franklin family was very frugal in their spe...
  • Next Seventeen Years Franklin
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    Benjamin Franklin: New World Physicist Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston Massachusetts. He was one of seventeen other brothers and sisters. His father, Josiah Franklin, who emigrated from Oxfordshire, England, worked as a soap boiler and tallow chandler. Benjamin's mother, Ab iah Folger, was from Nantucket but her family derived from England as well. Benjamin Franklin's entire life, which lasted almost the entire eighteenth century, was based upon order and systematic disc...
  • Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin
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    Analysis of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is a book written by Benjamin Franklin about Benjamin Franklin. When reading through this autobiography it is apparent that he shows a change throughout this book. I saw an aging of Franklin between parts. He also tells of some mistakes he has made but they are few and far between. Franklin will also portray life in the 18th century. I believe that this autobiography of Franklin is not very precise on his e...
  • Reason Benjamin Franklin
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    Benjamin Franklin " The Autobiography". In his autobiography Benjamin Franklin is writing to his son. He is presenting himself as a father and a son. Benjamin Franklin generally talks good about himself except the fact that he is not good at arithmetic. He wants his son to use his Autobiography as a guide for life. His son was 40 years old when he started writing this piece. The general impression I got from this reading was that Ben Franklin seems extremely lucky and motivated to succeed. He wa...
  • Franklin's Writings Benjamin Franklin
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    The Lasting Influence of Benjamin Franklin's Writings Benjamin Franklin is one of the best known figures in Amercian history. His industrious rise to success, his role in this country's struggle for independence, and his investigations into the mysteries of electricity are among his famous accomplishments. Yet, his fame is due not only to these achievements but also to his remarkable ability to communicate his views and ideas effectively. A self-taught writer, Franklin immortalized himself with ...
  • Benjamin Franklin
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    Arguably the very first definition of the quintessential American, Benjamin Franklin: inventor, philosopher, politician, projects an overall character which seems almost flawless as the reader progresses through his written works. Throughout his life Benjamin Franklin created many inspiring works, which evoked numerous theories and philosophies towards an array of subjects and fashioned a new manner in which life should be led. Believed by many to be the most remarkable American in history, Benj...
  • Benjamin Franklin
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    One of the most creative and influential writers who was also a representative of the Age of Reason would undoubtedly be Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin represented the Age of Reason in so many different ways. Since the Age of Reason was a time of experimenters and thinkers, Franklin was one of the greats. Franklin was such a great experimenter that he was constantly looking for new ways to make things work better and more efficiently. The Age of Reason was the period in time where rational...
  • Benjamin Franklin's Political Views
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    Benjamin Franklin was a remarkably talented man. He started his career as a simple printer apprentice, but went far beyond the printers shop. He developed products that were far beyond the time. The Franklin stove for example, for cold winter nights and bifocal lenses for reading. Franklin tracked storm paths to help understand the wicked weather endured by the colonies. His study of electricity made him most famous for he was known around the world as the inventor of the lightning rod. Not only...
  • Benjamin Franklin
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    Benjamin Franklin, one of the most important people of the new American Dream was born in Boston in January 1706 to a tradesman and a homemaker. It seemed unlikely that Benjamin Franklin would succeed in becoming one of the shapers of the American dream. Josiah Franklin, his father, a young Dyer in England with his first wife Anne and his three children, Josiah, Hanna, Samuel, and Elizabeth left England and came to Boston in 1683. In the begging society of Boston population 5,000 they seemed not...
  • Benjamin Franklin
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    Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706. His parents are named Josiah and Ab iah Franklin. He lives with a family of 17 children. He's the youngest out of 10 boys. He lived on Milk street in Boston Massachusets. He went to elementary school for two years. He went to work for his brother James a printer in 1718. In 1724-1726, Governor William Keith of Pennsylvania, broke promises and left Benjamin stranded in London. He was a printer for a year and a half before returning to his home. In 1...
  • Benjamin Franklin
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    Benjamin Franklin – American Hero Essay, Research Benjamin Franklin – American Hero Throughout history icons emerge in each era that define that time, men who define the thinking, technology, culture, religion, and every other aspect of that time period. From the time of ancient Greece which possessed such prodigies as Socrates, and Aristotle men who were not only brilliant philosophers but also historians, mathematicians, and astronomers. To the Revolutionary period of America, whic...
  • Benjamin Franklin
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    When Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin When one takes a look at the world in which he currently lives, he sees it as being normal since it is so slow in changing. When a historian looks at the present, he sees the effects of many events and many wise people, Benjamin Franklin is one of these people. What Ben Franklin gave to the world in so many different fields helped to change this world immensely. He was a noted politician, respected scholar, an important inventor and also a scientist. Benj...
  • Franklin's Other Inventions
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    It could be said that Benjamin Franklin was truly the enlightened American of his time. He was a pioneer in the study of electricity and is world-renowned for his ideas and inventions. Today, after two hundred years, his name is still remembered by millions, and his influence is still felt world-wide. A man as great as this deserves some sort of remembrance for all that he accomplished. Recently there has been talk of adding a fifth visage to Mount Rushmore, someone who is in keeping with the fo...
  • Role Of Keimer In Benjamin
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    Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography: The Role Of Keimer Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography: The Role Of Keimer In Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography, Samuel Keimer is a character who represents the antithesis of Franklin. The development of Keimer not only improves the reader's understanding of the minor character, but also of Franklin, the major character. Franklin makes a point of showing the reader each of Keimer's faults and contrasting them with his own merits. When Keimer is first introduced t...

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