At the start of the 18th century, the beginning of the Enlightenment was upon America. There were many factors and people who help play a part in the Enlightenment or, in other words, the Age of Reason, some of the people that assisted the enlightenment was Thomas Jefferson, John Locke, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adam. Each of the philosophers demonstrates the fundamental idea of the Enlightenment like liberalism, rationalism, conservatism, toleration and scientific progress. Even though each person played an important part, the most influences person that was involved was Benjamin Franklin. Throughout Benjamin Franklin`s life, he demonstrates through his action and writing that he was the epitome of the Enlightenment by showing that he was
The American Revolution was a colossal event in history. It represented the start of the greatest country in the world. Benjamin Franklin was a remarkable human when it came to the American Revolution. To start, Benjamin Franklin was involved in an enormous part of the American Revolution. Without Benjamin Franklin, America may not exist today. Benjamin Franklin was the most epic American considering that throughout the American Revolution Ben accomplished the most influential things. These things consisted of convincing the French to provide key supplies such as money, manpower, ships and experienced military leaders. Furthermore, he repealed the stamp act. Next, he signed the Treaty of Paris, which ended the war against Great Britain. Then, he helped abolish slavery. Following that, Ben established the Declaration of Independence, which tighten the relationship between the French and the 13 Original Colonies together to make the treaty of Alliance with France. After that, Franklin was a key element to producing the United States Constitution. Finally, Ben proposed a basic version known as the Articles of Confederation today.
Modern American identity revolves around self improvement. Americans seek to improve themselves in all areas of life, be it socially, financially, or physically. Americans accomplish these goals through education and observing the successes of others. Benjamin Franklin, a man who is frequently admired by fellow Americans, embodies many of these qualities and, as such, has become an archetype of success and of what it means to be American. Benjamin Franklin is an archetypal American because of his values of self-improvement, community-mindedness, and frugality.
The Speech in the Virginia Convention by Patrick Henry and the Speech in the Convention by Benjamin Franklin both have similarities and differences but they are both about the views on compromise and when to stand firm. Patrick Henry had a better standpoint then Benjamin Franklin did in their speeches. Patrick Henry’s speech had a stronger point of view than Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 and during his childhood and teenage years he studied English literature and perfected his writing and poetry skills. Ben Franklin was always an advocate of free speech. As a result, Ben Franklin founded the Pennsylvania Gazette. A colonial paper that became popular among the colonies. He could publish controversial letters that made people during those times start serious conversations around towns . Apart from his tremendous writing skills, Franklin was also known for being an inventor and a scientist. He started to explore the many aspects of electricity in 1746 and was the first one to name the electrical charges as “positive” and “negative”; moreover, he created the lighting rod, which was a crucial invention
“On the Faults of the Constitution” was a speech written by Benjamin Franklin to try to explain the weaknesses of the Constitution. In his speech, he states some of things about the Constitution that he believed were weak, but I also realized that he also started to point out certain strengths in the Constitution. In certain parts of the speech, the beginning, Benjamin Franklin basically explains how the Constitution is not really good, that it is bad and tries to explain the weaknesses, but towards the end, Benjamin Franklin’s viewpoint goes off of what he wanted to first state.
Benjamin Franklin and Patrick Henry were two important people in American History who made a difference. Franklin’s “Speech in the Convention and Henry’s “Speech in the Virginia Convention” helped guide our nation to independence and democracy. Both speeches have good examples of rhetorical devices, but I think Patrick Henry speech ‘Speech in the Virginia Convention” has better rhetorical devices. Some examples are rhetorical question, logos, diction, and imagery.
The time period during the 18th century had many influential people that changed American history. However, the three people known to be George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Abigail Adams made remarkable changes that would be remembered even till today. George Washington's presidency created traditions and established precedents that would be carried out through our government today and the presidents, also Benjamin Franklin would be a dominant figure to the colonies as well as Abigail Adams who would strive for women's rights.
An epic clash between two Founding Fathers! Both were prolific writers, Jefferson of the Declaration of Independence and his own version of the Bible, Franklin of Poor Richard 's Almanack and countless newspapers and pamphlets. Franklin invented the lightning rod, bifocals, and a carriage odometer, but Jefferson was no scientific slouch himself and filled Monticello, which he also designed, with a number of little inventions of his own, including a gadget that made copies of letters as he wrote them. Jefferson also carried out a number of early archeological studies. Both men had a key hand in establishing elite universities, with Franklin 's work at Penn matched by Jefferson 's efforts to start the University of
Patrick Henry and Benjamin Franklin were master politicians and very famous for their work and speeches.They knew that success requires persistence and compromise. These two people made both of those, compromises and persistence. Benjamin didn’t like the Constitution but he supported it because it would help the people. Patrick took a risk of being killed for treason if they failed to win independence
In 1787 two men helped influence the making of the constitution of America. These two men had some minor differences but they both wanted the same outcome, for the united states to be independent. Patrick Henry and Benjamin Franklin both gave amazing speeches that lead to the making of the constitution and to America being a free and independent country.
Fredrick Douglas and Benjamin Franklin are both one of the most famous successful in American history. They both followed a certain milestone to make them successful. Even though they are considered hard workers, they both have different obstacles and different views in their lifestyle. Fredrick Douglas used to be a slave who was a fugitive and Benjamin Franklin was young white man who had a rough time with his parent because his parents are very abusive to him. By comparing the difference and similarities by these two great people in American history even though they had their rough times, that does not stop them from their success.
Many of you are taught all about the Founding Fathers and how America got it’s Independence. I’m positive you’ve all heard about the famous Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin, and about all his contributions to history. He has contributed to the draft of the Declaration of Independence, but that wasn’t the only important contribution he made. He bought a famous paper, the Pennsylvania Gazette, proved the electrical nature of lighting with a kite, and many other things were done by Benjamin. You were probably not told too much about Franklin’s other accomplishments. In order to understand how important this man was, I’ll be talking about his life, work, and accomplishments.
James Madison contributed greatly to shaping the ideas of the Constitution of the United States. He developed reasonable comprehension about how to protect liberty. Using the pseudonym “Publius,” James Madison drafted his vision in a series of essays that were in support of the proposed Constitution. He wrote the essays in collaboration with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. Alexander Hamilton was candid the most outspoken pundit of democracy at the Convention. These men were part of the Pro-Constitution forces that called themselves Federalists. Their combined efforts produced the Federalist Papers.