Benjamin Franklin is most well-known for his episode with a lightning bolt, although in reality, he should be known for his aid in the forming of America’s foundation. At the age of fifteen he, along with his brothers, started The New England Courant, a newspaper in the Boston area. With their success rapidly growing, Benjamin decided he was no longer needed and sought to create his own printing press. An additional press was not needed in Boston, so Franklin took his few belongings and traveled up the river to Philadelphia. Here he made acquaintances with influential men, purchased the Pennsylvania Gazette, was elected into the Second Continental Congress, accepted the job of Postmaster General, and became the first U.S Ambassador to France.
He would continue to work in the printing/press business in Philadelphia for only a couple short months. Along this adventure, Benjamin Franklin had established ties with incredibly powerful politicians such as The Royal Governor; as well as others. Eventually, Benjamin Franklin would be persuaded to spend some time over in the mother country, England. Benjamin Franklin also noted him befriending a Mr. Denham, a Quaker, whom would remain friend with him during his stay in England. He would be spending a total of a year and a half over in England, arriving in London on December 24th, 1724.
Born on November 11, 1744 in the early Massachusetts colony in Weymouth, Abigail Smith was the second of four children of William Smith, a Congregational minister, and his wife, Elizabeth Quincy. Growing up, Abigail Smith educated herself while spending time at her grandmother’s house in English, French, and history by reading an immense amount. In 1764, she married John Adams, a lawyer, and became Abigail Adams. At the time, Abigail was nineteen years old and John was twenty eight. Abigail then moved with her husband to his farm in Braintree, Massachusetts which he inherited from his father.
Holmes went to tuition based schools in Boston and afterward, similar to his dad, Harvard. Youthful Holmes was not excessively inspired with the Harvard of that time. He practiced his abstract gifts as proofreader of the Harvard Magazine, and in various papers. His graduation was even in some uncertainty, as he had been openly scolded by the workforce for "lack of regard" towards a teacher. Holmes clearly
As we know Walter was adopted, but soon his biological father would move to town. Unfortunately the book didn’t say too much about him. Walter had met his dad, but still considered his adopted family to be real. After the summer ended Walter attended a new school. As stated on page 42 he got in trouble on the first day.
Describe Franklin’s early years including his education. Give a complete and accurate account? When Benjamin was young he had a dream of going out to sea; however, his father thought this was an absurd idea. In order to keep him home, his father put him to work at an apprenticeship under his brother in a Print shop. When he was only 8 years old, he was put into a grammar school.
Born on October 10, 1837 in Boston, Massachusetts, Robert Gould Shaw was the second child and only son of Francis George and Sarah Blake Shaw, two prominent abolitionists at the time. Shaw’s family line consisted of very successful merchants and businessmen who had amassed millions through trade, making the childhood of Shaw and his four sisters a comfortable one. When Shaw turned four, his father retired from his part time law practice so he could pursue a literary career and to spend more time with his family; he moved his family to the country near Brook Farm. It was here that Shaw was exposed to the beliefs of freethinkers’ such as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with the open-minded ideals of the local Unitarian church.
Ralph Waldo Emerson’s childhood and early years in ministry led to his involvement in the Antebellum Reform. Born in May of 1803, he was the son of a well-known Boston minister, William Emerson, and his wife Ruth. However, when Emerson was almost nine, his father died. Emerson grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and received his education from the Boston Public Latin School. He was accepted into the Harvard Divinity School at the age of fourteen.
At the age of 20, John Adams was studying in law to become a lawyer. But Adam 's father had different plans for him. His father wanted him to be in the ministry. But John Adams kept going to school for law by passing his fathers dreams. Doing that he earned his masters degree from Harvard University and got admitted to the bar.
His brother was a sensible philosopher and his father was a social logician. James education started in a school located in Rhode Island. Later, he was very fortunate enough to attend Harvard Law School, but would only stay for a year before moving to Boston to officially stay and live with his family. In 1864, Henry James released his first news along with initial examinations. Then in 1870 he publicized his first book.