Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of our country. He was an author, politician, patriot, scientist, inventor, statesman, and diplomat. Franklin was important in the American Enlightenment and for his discoveries in electricity. He was born on born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts and started painting at age 12 at his brother’s shop. He taught himself to write and in 1723 and when he was 17, he moved to Philadelphia, where he founded the Pennsylvania Gazette and wrote Poor Richard's almanac.
Thomas Paine, was born at Thetford, Norfolk, on the 29th of January 1737, the son of a Quaker staymaker. After several years at sea and after trying various occupations on land, Paine took up his fathers trade in London, where he showed his mediocre grammar school education by attending science lectures. He succeeded in 1762 in gaining an appointment in the excise, but was discharged for neglect of duty in 1765. A meeting with Benjamin Franklin in London was the turning point in his life. Franklin provided him with letters to his son-in-law, Richard Bache, and many of the leaders in the colonies' resistance to the mother country, then at.
Paul and his family came to Boston, by boat, when he was twelve years old, after escaping the Catholic persecution of Protestant Huguenots in France. He began to work under an elderly goldsmith after he arrived in Boston. When he was old enough, he opened his own goldsmith business. At the age of 19 he took over his fathers goldsmith business when he died. Paul was a successful goldsmith, but he was also very active in his community.
Professor Samuel Farris American Heritage 1313 10 October 2012 Common Sense Thomas Paine was born on January 29th, 1737 in Britain. After a short basic education that lasted till he was about thirteen, he began to work as a Tax collector. During this occupation Thomas Paine was very unsuccessful. He was dismissed from his post and in 1772; he was fired for publishing an article arguing that raising tax collectors salaries would reduce corruption. In 1774, he met Benjamin Franklin in London, who advised him to immigrate to America.
Someone who I believe had a great impact upon America during the American Revolution is Thomas Paine. He was born in January 29, 1737 in Thetford, England. His father was a corseter, who had great expectations for his son, but Paine dropped out of school by the young age of 13. After a short education, he started to work, at first for his father. Paine "spent his spare time and money on books, lectures, scientific apparatus.
He was the fifteenth of seventeen children. Franklin loved to read, but his family didn't have enough money for him to go to school, so he had to work with his dad. At around 12 years old, Benjamin started to work with his brother James who was a printer. The brothers had a fight and Benjamin ran away to Philadelphia. Soon he started his own print shop and he started to write his own newspaper, The Pennsylvania Gazette.
Paul's father, Apollo Rivoire, came to Boston at the age of 13 years and became a silversmith. Apollo Rivoire changed his name to Apollo Revere. Before his death in 1754, he passed on his business to his son, Paul Revere. Paul's mother, Deborah managed the business for some years, as he was too young to handle it. He fought in the French and Indian War, also known as the 'Seven Years War' and returned back to Boston to look after his family business.
Benjamin Banneker Have you ever wondered what life would be like if we never had clocks? Well Benjamin Banneker invented America’s first clock. I did my paper on Benjamin Banneker to show what this man did his whole life on inventing the clock. Benjamin Banneker was born on November 9, 1731, in Baltimore County Maryland. He did not go to school.
Cleveland was the fifth of nine children and he had five sisters and three brothers. His Mother was Ann Neal who died on July 19, 1882 in Holland Patent New York and father was Reverend Richard Falley Cleveland, was a Presbyterian minister who died on October 1, 1853 in Holland Patent New York when Grover Cleveland was 16. After the death Cleveland decided to leave school and move to Buffalo with his uncle Lewis Allen where he was introduced to men who worked in a law firm. Where he later took a clerkship and admits to bar in 1859. From there Cleveland he became a lawyer then left to do his own practice.
By 1776 the colonists' unhappiness with taxation without representation came as a surprise to the British King. The Congress sent a Declaration of Rights to the King, protesting taxes and restrictions. The Second Continental Congress 1. In May 1775 Second Continental Congress met, but by now the Revolution had begun. Notable newcomers included Franklin and Hancock.