* Was the second president of the United States. * Was the first Vice President to George Washington. * John Adams helped in the early years of the republic as a lawyer, writer, congressman, and public speaker. * As a president, he kept the country at peace when many were calling for war with France. * Adams defended the British soldiers during the Boston Massacre trial.
Shortly after that, Franklin married his childhood sweetheart, Deborah Reed. In the autobiography, called The Autobiography and Short Writings, Ben Franklin mentioned that he and his wife became well-known in their community by owning and operating a print shop, general store, and book store (55). An enterprising man, Franklin bought the Pennsylvania Gazette after having much success in the colonies with his other family-owned businesses. Franklin was in charge of printing the paper and also writing articles (The Electric Ben Franklin 5). Once again, Franklin used different names other than his own when submitting the articles.
As a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses he urged a moderate policy, served on various committees, drafted correspondence, and wrote a famous address to the people of Great Britain. Returning to the provincial congress of New York, he guided the drafting of the first New York state constitution. Jay was appointed in 1777 chief justice of New York but left that post to become president of the Continental
Ben Franklin the person who discovered electricity will be remembered in American History. His discovery made an impact. Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts to Mr. Josiah and Mrs. Abiah Franklin. Ben was the eighth child of ten from the same birth parents. From his father’s first marriage, he had seven siblings.
His “Pennsylvania Gazette” made him skilled and wealthy, which allowed him to retire from printing at a fairly young age (Logan, 7). Benjamin Franklin became an inventor/scientist after he retired from printing. He took on a lot of different challenges in his life. He established a library, a fire company, a college, an insurance company, a hospital, a police force, among other things (Saari, 74). He invented many things that are still in use today, such as the lightning rod, bifocal glasses, and the Franklin stove (Arnold, 61).
Primary Source Analysis 1763-1783 In the primary source below, the journal talks about a law being put into place into the colonies by the crown in London. This law was called the stamp act, which was a very big deal during the colonial times of the Americans. Before talking about any detail of the act itself, the journal talks about how each British person who travelled from England has a duty and a responsibility to the crown. I think that this create the feeling that each person must be loyal to the origin, in this case most of them came from England, so they’re expected to pay their dues and respects back to their government that they started out with. The peculiar thing is that the majority of people who generally travelled to the new
Benjamin Franklin’s Views of Slavery 1787 Benjamin Franklin was a lot of things an inventor, writer, scientist, & politician. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 17, 1706. He was one of ten children and a son of a soap and candlestick maker. Growing up most of his education was self taught, and by the age of 10 and 12 worked for his father and for his brother who was a printer. By 1721 at the age of about 15 years he created his very own newspaper.
Edmund Burke Edmund Burke was born on 12 January 1729 in Dublin Ireland. He was a British statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher. After arriving in England he started his political career in the House of Commons in 1765 as a member of the Whig party. Burke is remembered for his support of the American colonies against King George III and Great Britain. Burke was opposed to the Revolutionary War and tried to convince Parliament that the grievances expressed by the colonists were legitimate.
The first person to write a dictionary of American English and permanently alter the spelling of American English, Noah Webster through his spelling book taught millions of American children to read for the first half-century of the republic and millions more to spell for the following half-century. Born a farmer's son in what is now West Hartford, Connecticut, Webster attended Yale College from 1774 to 1778, during the Revolutionary War. After graduating, he taught at Connecticut district schools before studying for the bar. The dismal conditions of these schools, combined with his patriotism and a search for self-identity, inspired him to compose three schoolbooks that, he believed, would unify the new nation through speaking and writing a common language. (Previously, almost all American schoolbooks had been reprints of imported British ones.)
These revolutions followed the American and French Revolutions, which had profound effects on the Spanish, Portuguese and French colonies in the Americans. Simon Bolivar was an influence of the Latin American Revolution. His goals were to mold the former Spanish colonies of South America into a confederation just like the U.S. The Latin American War of Independence comprised numerous wars and conflicts which took place between 1808 - 1829. He fought against Spanish rule in 1811 with the inspiration of George Washington.