Benjamin Franklin was born January 12, 1706 in Boston, Massachusettes. He grew up in Boston but spent the majority of his life in Philadelphia after running away from home at 17. Before his death on April 17, 1790 he had made many contributions to society, including typography. Although his vocation in life was a diplomat, scientist, inventor and writer, he only ever identified himself as a printer.
Andrews in Scotland. With this intelligence that he possessed, he would achieve many of the goals he set out that would become the cause of why he is so well known, even to this day. Some of these goals included publishing Poor Richard 's Almanack, which contained weather forecasts, astronomical information, poetry, and proverbs, over a course of 25 consecutive years. His fascination in science led to him conducting several science experiments, his most known one being the detection of electricity in lightning. This was a profound discovery that shaped the future of science and brought on his invention of the lightning rod. Later in life, Benjamin Franklin became very involved in government and would be elected into the Second Continental Congress where he would be one of the five men to draft the Declaration of Independence. He was also elected to represent Pennsylvania at the Constitutional Convention, where he would help draft the Constitution. Both of these documents were significant in laying down the first foundation for
Watson and Crick indubitably viewed the discovery of DNA structure as a race, whereas Franklin was more focused on her own work. Franklin did not necessarily intend to be competitive, she even said, “Does it matter who fits the final piece? We all stand on each other’s shoulders,” but her refusal to share information until she had completed her research came off as competitive. Of course, the actual model of DNA, was a collaborative product since it was made possible by expertise from many scientists other than Watson and Crick, but it was accomplished through an aggressive collecting of information. For this very reason Watson and Crick deserved the Nobel Prize; though they may not have found all the evidence for the DNA structure themselves, they put considerable effort and energy into collecting and synthesizing all the evidence, to find something that nobody else
Benjamin Franklin 's early life was the foundation for the rest of his life, all of his later accomplishments were built on this time period. Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. After 2 years of schooling, the young Mr. Franklin was expected to work at his father Josiah’s soap and candle making shop. Benjamin refused and when he was 12 years old, he took an apprenticeship under his older brother James and began learning the art of printing. When his older brother began to publish a newspaper, young Ben began, under the alias of Silence Dogood, to write pieces
The son of Benjamin Franklin, William Franklin, was attached to the Loyalist ideas. William Franklin was born in Philadelphia in 1731. William always enjoyed helping his father with experiments of conduction of electricity. William was a very intelligent men, at the age of 21 he earned a master 's degree. The life of the Franklin’s was going well until the American Revolution broke out. Franklin the father became one of the leading voices of the Patriots. William became the Royal Governor of New Jersey. William was arrested in 1776. He got his liberty release in 1778, after that he led a group called the Associated Loyalists. This group went to General Henry Clinton and asked for custody of a Continental officer named Joshua Huddy. They told General Henry they would exchange Huddy for a high ranking British officer; instead they hung him. Clinton was infuriated and thus ended the political career of William Franklin.
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.
The importance of Ben Franklin has been told all throughout history, along with the famous $100 bill with his face on it. Drafting the Declaration of Independence, foudning universities and libraries, the post office, shaping policies in the U.S., publishing newspapers, making advances in science, and letting us use bifocals and using lighting for electricity. Even if this man never finished school, he did much reading and experiments that help us out today. The reason why I chose to write about Benjamin Franklin was because he was a very important Founding Father and it’s important for people to learn all about
Benjamin franklin also decided to set up his own print shop,which was encouraged by penn. Government William Keith.
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. During this time he was inspired
Anne was born in Alford Lincolnshire England. She was a New England midwife. Anne began to develop multiple different skills in domestic leadership, and the use of herbal medicines. Anne went to school to study conscientious dissent, and theology. She was very successful in her school work. When Anne grew up she became a midwife, and started
Roger Sherman was a lawyer and a founding father of the United States. He was also the first mayor of a city in Connecticut called New Haven. But Connecticut was not his actual home town, he was born in Newton, Massachusetts. Then later on in his life he moved to Connecticut. He was a great person and was the only person to sign four great papers of the U.S., Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and the Continental Association. His parents were William and Mehetabel Sherman, and they had seven kids. Roger himself married twice which gave him fifteen children, but only thirteen made it to adulthood. His first wife was Elizabeth Hartwell and his second was Rebecca Prescott. Sherman died in his sleep becaus eof sickness he had for about two months. These are some facts of Roger Sherman 's life and his family.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of the historical figures have an essential role in the establishment of the United States. and was known as one of the Founding Fathers. He was a versatile person with extensive knowledge in many fields such as the politician, a scientist, an author, printer, philosopher, inventor, social activist and a leading diplomat. Franklin's life was interested in his ministries, inventions, publications, and political and his social philosophies, and even known back then as one of the affluent businessmen in entire Pensylvania. However, how could he have reached such achievements was special in a way that he was not born wealthy.
“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. Benjamin Franklin made significant impacts on America with his inventions and politics.
On July 6, 1921, Anne Frances Robbins was born in New York City, she was an only child of Kenneth Robbins, a salesman, and Edith Luckett Robbins, an aspiring actress. From an early age, Anne acquired the nickname “Nancy”. During Nancy’s infancy, her father, Kenneth left the marriage, leading to Edith to send her daughter to be raised by her aunt and uncle, Virginia and C. Audley Galbraith, in Bethesda, Maryland. While there, Nancy attended Sidwell Friends School. Her aunt would also travel with her to New York to visit her mother, when her mother was there for lengthy theater runs (1).
Franklin’s science experiments and inventions helped many people around the world with their everyday needs. In 1752, Benjamin Franklin set off with William Franklin to test his theory that lightning was really electricity with his kite and key (Dash, pgs. 81-83). Franklin’s theory turned out to be true and it helped many scientists learn about the nature of lightning. Franklin designed and created many famous inventions, many of which we still use today. Some of these inventions include, the Franklin stove, bifocals, the glass armonica, the rocking chair, the flex catheter, the lightning rod, and even the American penny. (Bio.com). Franklin’s inventions were never patented because he wanted all of them to be made cheaply, so every family could buy them (Compton’s, p. 382). The Franklin stove was one of Ben Franklin’s greatest inventions. It stood in the fireplace, casting warmth throughout the house instead of going straight up to the chimney (Compton’s, p. 382) and (Dash, p. 13). The lightning rod was a revolutionary invention created by Franklin. Before the lightning rod was created, building were always in danger of being struck by lightning during a storm. The rod was made of a metal pole connected to a wire that safely conducted the lightning into the ground where it would do no harm (TIME, web.). Not only did Franklin contribute much to the realm of science, but also to the