The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is an important piece of American literature. It's accurate portrayal of colonial American culture and elements of self-betterment provide the reader with an insightful view of Franklin's life. His determination to become a person of success never waivers as he encounters personal and professional struggles. He relocates multiple times throughout his journey to find work and make a living as a printer. During this course to wealth and respect, he does admit to making mistakes.
The Franklins were always involved in something; they were part of the very early in the Reformation in Europe. Franklin’s father Josiah moved from England to America in 1682; he came with his wife and three other kids. Josiah had four more children. Benjamin was put in to grammar school, with the thought of later being involved in the church. He excelled in writing, and was top of his class, but he failed math.
It seems that He could rarely be mistaken. Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17th, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Josiah Franklin and Abiah Folger Franklin. Benjamin, who was the tenth child, of seventeen sisters and brothers, “the youngest son of a youngest son for five generations back” (Franklin). Benjamin was a smart child who loved to read Abiah and Josiah wanted Benjamin to be a clergyman, but due to financial issues they could not send Benjamin to college, so Josiah had him first apprenticed as a candle maker and then to his brother, James as a typesetter in a printing press. The books, papers and ideas he was introduced to in his brother’s shop set the young man on a path to greatness.
Horace Greeley was born in Amherst, New Hampshire (U.S. History.com, 2013) on February 3, 1811 to Zaccheus Greeley and Mary Woodburn (Howe, 2013). b.) His family moved around a lot, so he was home-schooled off and on, until the age of 14. According to the Unitarian and Universalist Biography web page, Horace loved to read and mostly taught himself. As a teenager, he worked as an apprentice printer for a newspaper in Vermont, called “Northern Spectator” (Howe, 2013).
(Pinkerton, 2012) At the age of thirty-five Pinkerton was deputy to the Cook County, Chicago sheriff. During this time Pinkerton was asked by six Midwestern railroad company representatives to aid in the establishment of the North West Police Agency. In addition to Pinkerton’s work with the railroad police, Pinkerton was under contract with the federal government. (Clifford, 2004) Pinkerton left his job with the Chicago Police force to start his own detective agency. One of the first contracts included investigation of counterfeiting and protecting the Post Office from robbery.
On January 6, 1706 one of the most brilliant and influential men in American history was born in Boston, Massachusetts, that man was Benjamin Franklin. When asked who Benjamin Franklin is, a common response would be that he is the mastermind that discovered electricity. In reality, he should also be remembered as a publisher, politician, religious man, philosopher, entrepreneur, writer, and educator. He began working as an apprentice for his brother, James Franklin in his printing company. Franklin started a printing business of his own and then later assisted many other businesses with their ventures.
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin By: Ann Etmus Liberty University Professor Blass Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin was acknowledged as one of the great autobiographies of the world. Ben Franklin was an excellent writer, inventor and statesman. The autobiography is addressed to his son and begins with Dear son. What is he trying to convey to his son? “Having emerged from poverty and obscurity in which I was born and bred, to a state of affluence and some degree of reputation in the world, and having gone so far through life with a considerable share of felicity, the conducing means I made use of, which with the blessing of God so well succeeded, my posterity may like to know, as they may find some of them suitable to their own situations, and therefore fit to be imitated (Benjamin Franklin Biography).” With this statement and with such a great personality, he is assuring readers that poverty and obscurity will not come into the way of one’s success.
This all laid the groundwork for much of his public and political life, as well as with his relationship to his son. William, "had learned his first and most enduring political lessons at his father's knee" (Skemp 88) and doubtless, the clever conversational and compromising tactics of his father had an impacting influence upon the younger Franklin. Ben's involvement and influence truly helped shape William's public, as well as his private, life. Indeed, it was due to his father's encouragement that William enlisted in the Royal Army, studied law, and was justified in accepting
John Brown was born into a deeply religious family in Torrington, Connecticut, in 1800. His father, Owen, was vehemently opposed to slavery. So his father and mother, Ruth, moved the family to northern Ohio, when John was five. His father opened a tannery. At the age of 16, John left his family and went to Plainfield, Massachusetts, where he enrolled in a preparatory program.
Martin Luther King called out to the right minded people “Now is the time to stand as tall proud unfettered men and it is time to cast off the shackles of oppression and go forth into the light of freedom.” (Reality Magazine 1996-2006) Simply because of the actions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. our entire world has benefited from his strength and trying efforts, because of his outstanding leadership which brought out hope and determination for change to millions people. His philosophy for life and humanity was