“Benjamin Franklin lived his life in the spirit of a renaissance man: he was deeply interested in the world around him, and he excelled in several widely differing fields of human endeavor.” (“Home”). Franklin was born in Boston of 1706 where he was raised in a poor family and was unable to have an education for more than two years. At age 12, he was apprenticed by his older brother who worked in a printing business. Benjamin later became successful in the printing business and soon became successful through his inventions as well. Later, he also became involved in politics and became one of the founding fathers.
William Penn was one of the few individuals to not only make enormous contributions to the New World but to the Old World as well. Before Penn even thought of the idea where individuals could seek religious freedom against persecution, he already became a great leader of religious freedom and acceptance in England (Powell, J. (n.d.)). Penn was imprisoned multiple times for his self-righteous actions towards trying to implement religious freedom in England (Powell, J. (n.d.)).
His family means everything to him; unfortunately with the advancement of the American Revolution, it seems to be falling apart. With the battles of the war approaching his front door and with his oldest son Gabriel joining the war against his wishes, Benjamin Martin feels that he has no choice but to take action in the war. Eventually benjamin and his oldest son split up and begin gathering people to create a militia.
Jack Kerouac lived through this generation and wrote his famous novel On The Road. In the book he shows what The Beat generation about, what freedom can do for an individual, and how it formed his moral beliefs. On March 22 1922 in Lowell Massachusetts Jack kerouac born. In his early life his brother Gerard died of rheumatic fever at the age of nine. This filled his childhood with grief and made him antisocial with very few friends.
Everything is starting to go good for him again, but the day the trains come is the day his life changes for good. This is the book Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli. A thrilling book about a young boy who survived the deadliest time in history that’s sure to hook in the readers. “Time went by. I talked enough, stole enough and sold enough to buy a steamship ticket, and I joined the multitudes going to America… I learned English.
America has been influenced by many people, inventions, and cultural phenomenons since it’s confederation in 1776. Phineas T. Barnum has influenced much of mass-entertainment since coming to America in 1834 at age sixteen (Harris 13), he has vastly changed what it means to promote and entertain in American Culture. His knowledge of what people want and how to make people think they want what he had, was amazing. He constantly fooled people and had a way of making the customers come back. James Cook argues that Barnum’s fascination with the entertainment business began in July 1835 while reading a newspaper article about Joice Heth, a one-hundred sixty-one year old maid of General Augustine Washington and nanny of later President George Washington.
Title: Christmas Carol Background of the author : Charles Dickens was born on 7 February 1812 in Landport in Portsmouth. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay office who often ended up in a financial trouble. When Dickens was twelve years old, he was sent to work in a shoe polish factory because his father had been imprisoned for debt. In 1833, he began to publish short stories and essays in newspaper and magazines. The serialisation of The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, began in 1836, the same year that he married Catherine Hogarth.
Years later he was signed without his knowledge. He was also awarded with the John Dalton Medal, it was a recognition of his scientific achievements and distinguished research. Due to his outstanding dedication and hard work with his discoveries on colorblindness and his atomic theory. This was why the EGS medal was in his honor. John Dalton suffered from two strokes, the second killing him on July 26, 1844 in Manchester, England.
Herman Melville was born in New York City in 1819 into a wealthy family. In 1832 the death of his father led his family into poverty which caused Melville to leave school. After leaving school Melville began working immediately to support his family. Then at the age of 22 Melville set sail aboard a whaling vessel, and after his time as a whaler he enlisted in the navy. Melville’s time aboard many ships influenced his writing tremendously.
Benjamin Franklin was also famously called the “First Citizen of the 18th Century”. He was a man of many trades, and he was also famous for the “Poor Richard’s Almanac,” and for his work in electrical theory as well. Benjamin Franklin organized the United States the first lending library and volunteer fire department. Benjamin scientific pursuits were to investigate into the electricity and mathematics on map-making too. He helped with the draft of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, and he also negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris, that was marked as the end of the Revolutionary War.