Benjamin Franklin And His Enemies Analysis

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Benjamin Franklin and His Enemies Summary Robert Middlekauff starts off by introducing Benjamin Franklin as a well-mannered and civic-minded individual who is loved by everyone. Of course, Benjamin Franklin was a little bit reserved when it came to strangers, but that never stopped people from growing fond of him. His good heart and spirit lead him to amazing people like Margaret Stevenson (Polly), John Adams, William Strahan, and Thomas Jefferson to name a few. Besides from having a well-liked personality Robert Middlekauff also reveals that Benjamin Franklin was a curious man who came equipped with an outstanding resumé. Benjamin Franklin’s resumé starts from a print shop to a politician, and finally to a scientist. Having worked in different…show more content…
Many years passed and Benjamin Franklin grew to strongly dislike Silas Deane and Arthur Lee because they did not work well together. This was the time period where Benjamin Franklin met John Adams. This is where Robert Middlekauff switches from talking about Benjamin Franklin to John Adams. John Adams was naturally an awkward man who lacked in the usage of words at appropriate times. Growing up John Adams disliked school so much that he rebelled and wanted to become a farmer like his father. His father pushed him to graduate from school. Straight out of Harvard college, Adams accepted Worcester’s offer and began to teach Latin grammar to the young. John Adams was not satisfied with himself, while he worked as a teacher, so he set out looking for jobs that dealt with Law. John Adams became the apprentice of James Putnam, an impressive lawyer. As time passed, John Adams noticed he was wasting his time being the apprentice of James Putnam. He was not learning anything due to the lack of task James Putnam assigned him. Finally, John Adams was interviewed by Gridley where he becomes an attorney in Suffolk County. This is where he met his wife Abigail Smith who was surprisingly intelligent and stood by John Adams’s side through the obstacles he faced in
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