Born in Boston 1706,Ben Franklin helped to draft the Declaration of Independence and the U.S constitution and he negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris which ended the revolutionary war. His scientific pursuits included investigations to electricity,mathematics and mapmaking. A printer and writer known for his wit and wisdom,Franklin was a polymath who published Poor Richard’s Almanack,invented Bifocal glasses and organized the first succsessful American lending library. Ben Franklin learned to read at an early age and despite his success at the Boston latin school,he stopped his formal schooling at age ten and helped his father work in his candle and soap shop Although James beat his young 2 younger brother,ben learned a great deal at newspaper publishing and adopted a similar board of subversive politics under the printers tutelage.
One of the things he did that everyone may know is that he was an author, and he drafted the Declaration of Independence. He was actually asked to write the Declaration of Independence, but he refused. Thomas Jefferson ended up writing it because he was a great writer. Benjamin was born in Boston, Massachusetts on a street called Milk Street. His father was Josiah Franklin and his mother was Abiah Folger.
As well as writing the Declaration of Independence and serving as our president of the U.S., Thomas Jefferson invented and improved many things that we now use that will help us and advance technology we have today. Many of Jefferson’s inventions are hard to determine whether he was the first one to invent it or not because he never patented his work. One of his inventions is a mechanical pedometer. A pedometer is a tracker used to count your steps in order to promote and motivate you to exercise more. Some people refer to them as “Tomish Meters.” Today, pedometers are not used often, but will most likely become more popular in the future.
He also proved that plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Antoine Lavoisier and Carl Scheele tried to steal credit, but Joseph made sure that didn’t happen. In 1774, Joseph Priestley’s friend, Theophilus Lindsey, decided to found a new religion, called unitarianism, which he later joined. William Petty was a unitarian, that knew Joseph Priestley very well, and was also extremely wealthy. Since he was a colleague of Joseph Priestley, he built a laboratory just for him.
Born in 1706 as the eighth of 17 children to a Massachusetts soap and candlestick maker, the chances Benjamin Franklin would go on to become a gentleman, scholar, scientist, statesman, musician, author, publisher and all-around general genius were astronomically low, yet he did just that. Franklin wrote in the Age of Enlightenment, an intellectual revolution in the 18th century. The ideals of the enlightenment are still thought of today, as they are a part of the United States’ Declaration of Independence and Constitution. When one remembers Benjamin Franklin very few people are aware of the fact that he worked as a printer until the age of 42. As a printer he had access to substantial amounts of literature.
Unfortunately, West Africa was defeated by Europe in the 1400’s because they had not heard about the discovery of gunpowder yet. Still this day, no one knows how the secret of gunpowder got revealed and lingered so quickly. Many suggest that it had a lot to do with the Silk Road which was also discovered by China. The Silk Road also known as the Silk Route, was a trade route for countries throughout the Asian continent. Furthermore, one of the next inventions that gunpowder played a major role in is the gun.
At the age of 42 Benjamin 's interest in electricity ignited. He left his own printing business to focus more on scientific experiments. He handed the business over to a partner, not giving up on it entirely. Day after day Ben studied lightning and how that could go hand to hand with electricity. He put all his research into “Experiments and Observations on Electricity” published in 1752, one of the ways he prove that lightning is electricity (Biography.com).
No one wanted to touch the book because they feared being sued by the Meat Industry. Finally Doubleday said they would publish it but they had to verify the extreme conditions Sinclair had written about. Even President Theodore Roosevelt, after reading the newspaper version of The Jungle, contacted Doubleday and chastised them for considering publishing such a thing. It wasn 't long after though that Roosevelt conducted his own investigation and found everything Sinclair had written about was steeped in truth. Not long after Congress passed the first laws regulating the industry in hopes it could protect people from unsanitary handling of food.
He also found himself in some sticky situations, whether it be Hamilton and Jefferson 's many disagreements, a law to pass. To the people he was great, always listening to the American citizens opinions or eve complaints.Traits like these are things that future presidents, even everyday people look up to. He earned the name he got , which is “Father of His Country”. President George Washington has made a huge impact on America and will continue to go down in history for the man that he was. (American Revolution/George
1), Powers does not express human possession over war. Instead, Powers personifies war. Humans do not control war, rather, war controls humans. In less then ten words, the reader understands that The Yellow Birds is not a glorified memoir of a soldier’s accounts in Iraq. Bartley is not a hero, and Powers never destines him to be one.