Benjamin Franklin was a major asset in American history as being one of the Founding Fathers, inventor, and to shape America as it is today. Benjamin Franklin was intelligent at an early age even though that math was his weakest subject; he was an extraordinary writer. When Benjamin turned ten, he was removed from school and to work as a candle and soap maker with his father. During this time at his father 's shop, Benjamin developed fascinations about the sea and wished to become a sailor, but was prohibited by his parents. Then at the age of 12, Benjamin signed a contract at his brother 's printing compony for eight years.
Nash was one of the greatest thinkers in the mathematics of the 20th century. Schizophrenia impacted Nash’s early life, family, and career. John Forbes Nash was born in the city of Bluefield, West Virginia, USA. He was raised in a conservative, republican and financially stable household. When he was 13 years old, he read E.T Bell’s book, Men of Mathematics which inspired his mathematic career.
Coolidge himself attributes his success to all of the hard work and dedication he put into his career. His hard work and devotion to his position is what made him such a popular and well-liked politician. As President, Coolidge worked hard to instill many of his own values into the American public. He fought against corruption in the national government and encouraged private enterprise, saying that the “chief business of the American people is business” (“Calvin Coolidge”). The value of hard work allowed Coolidge to be a efficient president, with many people contributing the boom of the Roaring Twenties to his leadership.
Louise Erdrich, author of “The Red Convertible,” is the daughter of a German-American father and a Chippewa Indian mother. They were both employed at the Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school and from an early age, Louise was encouraged by her father to write stories. She says that “my father used to give me a nickel for every story I wrote” (Madden 241). After years of writing, Louise received the National Book Award for Fiction in 2012 for her novel “The Round House.” “The Red Convertible” follows the brotherhood of Lyman Lamartine and Henry Junior and illustrates the symbolization of the red convertible.
In the year of 1852, the industrious skill and dedication of a young twelve-year-old boy named Andrew Carnegie captivated Thomas A. Scott of the Pennsylvania Railroad. 1 Awed by his diligence, Scott immediately hired and made Carnegie his personal telegrapher.2 With a “rags to riches” background that inspired others to work hard for the American Dream, Carnegie knew exactly how the less fortunate felt when they were compared to the wealthy. Noticing how society achieved social, economic, and political equality before industrialization, Carnegie shared his intake on America’s momentous shift from an agrarian society to an industrial society in the late
Not everyone can be successful. Some people were put on this Earth to achieve, while others were born into a cursed life. It’s nothing personal, it’s just fate. Many will argue that success can be achieved with enough hard work and determination. It is commonly believed that anyone can aspire to be anything if they want.
My first day of Kindergarten was very hard. It was a huge shock for me. Up until I started school, I attended Little Busy Child Development Center. My grandmother owned the daycare, so i was always surrounded by family. On my first day of kindergarten my mom took me to school.
Fortunately, thanks to a good education and many years of hard work, there are many examples of children who were born “persistently poor” that grew up to be massively successful adults. Andrew Carnegie came to America at age 12 with nothing, and began working in a textile factory for $1.20 per week. Through hard work and perseverance alone, Carnegie landed a position at a telegraph company, doubling his prior earnings. Soon, after more hard work, Carnegie was noticed and employed by the superintendent for the Pennsylvania railroad, making $35 a month. The superintendent took Carnegie under his wing and taught him valuable skills, both in railroad operation and business.
Thomas Jefferson, the founder of the University of Virginia, the author of the Declaration of Independence, the third president, and the statue of Virginia for religious freedom, was born on April 13 1743. Thomas began learning formal education at a young age. Later on he practiced law, and he went on to write one of the most greatest documents ever, the declaration of independence. As a child Thomas Jefferson’s father was very smart so he was able to get an education. At age 9 he already started formal education and learned Greek and Latin.
With their help I left John Edgar Howard elementary school with a strong head on my shoulders, and the devotion to strive for more. I had to move to a different elementary school because John Edgar Howard Elementary ended up being closed, because of the rough neighborhood. I then, attended Bradbury Heights; a school that I didn’t know existed. I was never exposed to many different neighborhoods, or opportunities. I managed to graduate and proceed to middle school where I continued my athletic career of basketball, and outstanding academic profile.
At a young age, Franklin was a determined. He would become his brother’s apprentice in his printing press company. This would inspire him to establish his own printing press which would be well known throughout all the colonies. He was then given the rank of postmaster, which made him the head of all the post offices in the colonies. He was very interested in pursuing science and enjoyed inventing; this curiosity of science would lead him to be the first to discover electricity.
In any poll by historians or American citizens, Theodore Roosevelt ranks among the top five presidents of the United States. He is undoubtedly one of the two or three unique individuals who ever held the office and was an instrumental figure in shaping the nation we now know. Without his passion for education, he would have never been in the position or had the determination to be one of the youngest presidents of the United States. Without his education, he would not have been able to accomplish what he did and had the keen mind and other traits that he had. He was a keen observer of life around him and his education was very important to him.