Franklin was born in Boston N. England and was well raised by both his parents when he was eight; instead of becoming an apprentice to a trade like his brothers, his father sent him to grammar school and excelled tremendously. Unfortunately Josiah decided he couldn’t afford it and transferred him into a school for writing and Arithmetic. Franklin learned good amount of writing but he did poorly in arithmetic. By the age of ten, he was taken out of school because of the same issue. He was put to work in trade but none of the trades interested him.
Cooper A. Background on the author * Born 1789, James Fennimore Cooper was born in Burlington, New Jersey. His family soon established itself near Lake Otsego in central New York, in what is now called Cooperstown. His father Judge William Cooper was a wealthy landowner and judge, but the Cooperstown of the time was something akin to a frontier settlement. James attended Yale at the age of thirteen, but was expelled in his third year (1805) for committing several pranks.
Nicholas Carr says, in his book, The Shallows, that because of his constant use of computers and the Internet, he has become unable to concentrate on one thing for long periods of time. He can no longer read books without losing interest in them after a few short pages. He doesn’t understand things at great depth, he looks for the shallow understanding of many things. I agree with what Carr said about what using the internet and technology has done to our ability to concentrate and focus on one thing and to read a book and understand things at a deeper level. Since using the Internet, I have noticed that when I look through magazines, I LOOK through them not read them.
He was ill prepared to become King. His father was supposed to become King after his grandfather, Louis XV, but his father died at the very young age of 20. Louis also had an older brother who was being trained to become Dauphin (heir to the throne) but also died young. Louis XVI was noted as being "very shy" as a young boy and remained so well into adulthood. It is correct that he supported the American Revolution, which nearly bankrupted him- but without his support, America may not have won Her independence.
His father jedidiah always wanted his son to grow up with a great education. Unlike Samuel’s brother he did not like school. After attending Phillips Academy in Andover, Samuel went on to Yale College to receive instruction in the subjects of religious philosophy, mathematics and science. While at Yale, he attended lectures on electricity. In 1810, he graduated from Yale.
Alexander Hamilton: Extraordinary American Alexander Hamilton was born sometime between 1755 and 1757 on the island of St.Cruix in the Dutch West Indies to James Hamilton and Rachel Levine. Hamilton had a very rough childhood, when he was ten his father left the family. With no other choice, his mother began working at a small shop, while Alexander became a clerk in an office owned by two New York merchants. When Alexander was thirteen his mother died, leaving him an orphan. After his mother’s death, Hamilton was then moved to New Jersey where his relatives lived.
From his father’s first marriage, he had seven siblings. Talk about a big family! Working as a candle and soap maker, Ben’s father wanted all of his sons to learn a trade. ( http://sln.fi.edu/franklin/timeline/birth.html) At the age of ten, Ben helped his father in his shop although; Ben’s father wanted him to enter the clergy. Quickly, he learned to read and write.
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.)
Declaration of Independence. The |United States, was written in 1777, it was not adopted until 1781. Thus the second | |Congress |Second Continental Congress took place in the wake of the Seven Years’ War |Continental Congress continued to govern until that time. Given that the Congress had | | |between Great Britain and France (1756–1763), which left Britain deep in debt. |started as an ad-hoc body, that the colonists had no history of working together toward a| | | |common goal, it was clumsy and inefficient.
His father was an English businessman. At a young age, Franklin’s father wanted him to pursue a career in the Church, However, Josiah Franklin only had enough money to send his son to school for two years, not enough time for a boy wanting to become a member of the clergy. Even though young Benjamin Franklin never finished school, he continued his education through reading. At the age of twelve, Franklin became an apprentice to his older brother, James. James was a printer who founded The New-England