Benjamin Franklin: writer, printer, scientist, and statesman; a man who left an everlasting mark on America. Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the tenth son of a soap maker, Josiah Franklin. Josiah wished for his son to be a clergyman so he sent Benjamin to school. But because Ben did poorly with arithmetic, Josiah took him out of school after only two years.
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.
OUR FOUNDING FATHER BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BRANDIE JACKSON COLLEGE AMERICA Benjamin Franklin our 6th president was born January 17, 1706, in Boston MA. His education was Boston Latin School 1714-1716. He was given the Copley award which is an award for outstanding achievements in research in any branch of science it was given by the Royal Society of London. Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity, and founded the first library. He was put to work at the age of 10 by his father making soap and candles; he didn’t like that too much, so he started writing newspapers with his brother.
Bryce Schmidtchen Mrs. Connolly English 3 8 October 2012 Ben Franklin’s Famous Maxims 1.Ben Franklin was only twelve years old when he learned the concept of only printing honest truths. Bens Brother James taught Ben the printing trade in his office that he opened in Boston. In the future when Ben was seventeen years old he became very talented with printing. Ben left Boston to find work with printing in Philadelphia and London. In 1728 he opened his own printing office in Philadelphia.
Sherman Alexie’s short essay “The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me” is about Alexie’s personal struggles and joys of literacy. Early in the essay Alexie explains how he started to learn to read by first understanding how paragraphs worked. Alexie started using the analogy that his reservation was a small paragraph within the United States just like a paragraph is a small part of a much larger story. Once he understood paragraphs, he then moved to Superman comics. Alexie also read from his father's vast collection of books, which were acquired mostly from pawnshops and second hand stores since paychecks were far and few between on the reservation.
Franklin ended up as an apprentice to his half-brother, James who was a printer. He was supposed to work for him until he was twenty one years of age. Franklin liked his job, had access to better books and while learning the trade of his brother; Franklin worked and improved his writing as time progressed. Going to grammar school, and reading every article or book he could find led Franklin to his occupation. Franklin cannot even distinguish a day that he didn’t know how to read.
At only age twelve he was sent off to Washington Collage Academy. At collage he studied English, Latin, geography, composition, and declamation. He was a very good student but had to be sent home at the age of fourteen. His father, David Vance, had passed away. So he had been sent home to help his family.
William Apess William Apess was an advocate for the rights of his Native American people. According to the Norton Anthology he was the first Native American to write and publish an autobiography( 1051). Apess was born into an ancestry that struggled with their freedom and equality, however Apess became one of several Native Americans who is remembered for his literary talents and skill(Brown). Although there is some controversy about the whereabouts of Apess birth, most critics believe that Apess was born on January 31, 1798 in Colrain Massachusetts. He was born to his father William, a descendent of King Phillip, and a shoemaker and his mother Candace, who was a Pequot and it is said that she may have been part African American (Brown).
Heinrich Schliemann Heinrich Schliemann was born in Mecklenburg Germany on the 6th of January 1822. Schliemann’s father was a minister of religion and often told him about ancient times instead of traditional stories and fairy tales. When Schliemann was 10 his father told him about the Homeric tales. Schliemann was obsessed with these tales and his favourite was Homer’s Iliad and the Odyssey. After his father told him these tales they would talk about them and after reading Homers tales Schliemann wrote that him and his father “both agreed that I should one day excavate Troy.” Schliemann used these words and his obsession with the tale of Homer as motivation to one day find and excavate Troy.
While apprenticing for his brother James, Benjamin decided that he would improve his education. Benjamin would read everyday and would also take writings, that were previously written by other famous authors and would rewrite them and would see if he could make them better. His apprenticeship with his brother James led Benjamin to start one of his own, The Pennsylvania Gazette. After many years of publishing for the Pennsylvania Gazette and writing books of his own, Franklin later on retired his business and worked for a number of years after developing projects for education. His first project was poor Richard's Almanac, in which it was hugely successful for laying a foundation for early