Edmond Burke Edmund Burke was born on 12 January 1729 and served in the British Parliament from 1774-1794. During his time there he dealt with revolutions in America, France, India and Ireland. During his time Edmond took care of major issues by writing and speaking about them. These problems included constitutional limits on the crown taxation etc. During the 19th century he was praised by both conservatives and liberals and also people view him as the founder of modern conservatism.
Like many people Alexis De Tocqueville set out to do something while accomplishing something else. Tocqueville was born in France in 1805 to an aristocratic family with connections to both the church and the monarchy. He then grew to have a successful academic career. Tocqueville then was sent to America in 1831 by the French government to study the American penal system. While doing his work in America with his colleague Gustavo de Beaumont studying the American prison system by a 9-month journey through eastern America Tocqueville became very interested in American society and the political system as a whole.
George Herbert Mead is known as one of the most influential sociologists to emerge from the late 1800s. His pragmatic philosophies helped lead the way to more micro-oriented thinking (Knapp, 2018). Intellectual achievement was a strong value held by both of his parent’s families (Coser, 2003 p. 341). His father came from a line of farmers and clergymen (Coser, 2003 p. 341). He was born in South Hadley, Massachusetts (Coser, 2003 p. 341), however, at the age of seven, his father began a new position as the chair of homiletics at Oberlin College in Ohio (Coser, 2003 p. 341).
Later, he also became involved in politics and became one of the founding fathers. Benjamin Franklin made significant impacts on America with his inventions and politics. Besides being one of the Founding Fathers of America, Franklin was well-known for his magnificent inventions. One of Franklin’s most famous inventions is the lighting rod. “May not the knowledge of this power of points be of use to mankind, in preserving houses, churches, ships, etc., from the stroke of lightning, by directing us to fix, on the highest part of those edifices, upright rods of iron made sharp as a needle...Would not these pointed rods probably draw the electrical fire silently out of a cloud before it came nigh enough to strike, and thereby secure us from that most sudden and terrible mischief!” (Franklin qtd.
The article starts off with a history of Benjamin Franklin and some background on one of his character, Poor Richard. Sullivan then explains how and why Franklin uses Poor Richard. Sullivan mentions how Richard was a well-known character by the time the “Farwell address” was written which became a piece to celebrate Richard. After giving information about the character in “The Way to Wealth”, Sullivan begins to explain the purpose Benjamin Franklin had for writing this piece. Sullivan begins by addressing the fact that “The Way to Wealth” goes in two contradicting ways throughout the writing.
One of the most alluded scientists in Shelley’s novels is none other than Cornelius Agrippa. Agrippa is first mentioned in Chapter 2 (34) of the novel and continues to be a reoccurring name throughout the entire book. Victor discovers Agrippa’s work at the age of thirteen while he and his family were having a family outing. Agrippa was one of several noted alchemists that sparked Victor’s interest in the reanimation of life. Alchemists were chemistry practitioners that aimed to transform basic elements into gold and the elixir of life.
Letter on Colonization, Addressed to the Rev. Thornton J. Mills, Corresponding Secretary of the Kentucky Colonization Society. New York: Office of the Antislavery Reporter, 1834. This is one of the many writings of James Birney, an antislavery leader, born Danville, Kentucky, and educated at Princeton University.
Alexander Graham Bell lived March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922. He was a was a scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator, and credited with patenting the first practical telephone. Although his invention of the telegram is his most famous accomplishment, Bell also worked with the deaf, and ( made invented other stuff). Alexander Graham Bell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on March 3, 1847. he was born just Alexander Bell; he did not receive his middle name until his eleventh birthday after begging his father to give him one. Alexander was the second of three sons of Alexander Melville Bell and Eliza Grace Symonds Bell.
A Clockwork Orange is a dystopian satire novel written by Anthony Burgess and published in 1962. In 2005, the novel was included on Time magazine in the 100 best English language novel list and named by Modern Library and the readers. The original manuscript of the book has been located at McMaster University’s William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collection in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada since the institution purchased the documents in 1971. Anthony Burgess was an English composer and writer. He was born on February 25, 1917 in Lancashire, London, England.