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    Scotch-Irish. There was also a small percentage of Irish Catholics. However, one of the most interesting connections of 18th century Philadelphia was between the Irish, the Quakers, and William Penn. An additional thought-provoking connection transpired between Benjamin Franklin and the Irish immigrant Mathew Carey. There is a long and consequential history between America, Philadelphia, and the Irish who came here. Not least of which being that the first copies of the declaration of Independence were printed

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    the city looks interesting; if they look dull, the city looks dull” (page 107). If cities appear interesting, it is only fair to assume it will attract people. I cannot agree more. For example, in the impoverished neighborhoods of the city of Philadelphia, most people at first glance of the streets, the abundance of graffiti and even the murals would not be caught dead in the city in broad daylight, worse at certain times of the night. For many, these expressions of art are viewed simply as the

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    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. Originally, Ben Franklin was an apprentice to his brother James at the age of 12. Upon turning 17, he ran away to Philadelphia, wanting his own personal freedom rather than having

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    There is nothing that can compare to it including the Centennial Exhibition at Philadelphia. It highlights the fair by talking of the grandeur of the layout and the buildings. The article also looks at the technological and technical advances that has occurred that past seventeen years since the fair in Philadelphia. The Chicago World’s Fair is so great that even though its costs somewhat more than the Centennial Exhibition, there is far more to

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    William Penn Frontiers

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    The colony of Pennsylvania and the city of Philadelphia were frontiers in many ways; they were greatly influenced by William Penn’s ideas politically, religiously, and economically. William Penn was born in England in the city of London to Admiral William Penn and Margaret Jasper on October 14, 1644. Admiral Penn was a wealthy and important admiral who served in the parliamentary navy during the English Civil War or the Puritan Revolution. Penn was awarded much land, but he fell into the disfavor

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    seem interesting, yet it is crazy popular and has lots of history behind it. This piece of history has made a huge tourist impact on the city of Philadelphia and you should really see it sometime in your life. The Liberty Bell is a huge bronze bell that is iconic even in its characteristics! It rings in the Independence Hall building, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although it is bronze colored, sometimes in pictures, the lighting makes it look silver. It has a thin crack that cannot be repaired

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    northeast campus of Community College of Philadelphia. The individuals at this panel, Kathy Mullright, Tosh Trailer, Blendina Hack, and Corine Carmathy, caused me to realize that being friendly, by putting down my cellphone, saying hello, creating conversation, or even something so small as making eye contact causes me no harm. During the civility panel, Mullright, Trailer, Heck, and Carmathy addressed two major issues our society faces, especially the city of Philadelphia, and solutions to correct the issues

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    only by those who know of his sole purpose behind joining the match in the first place. This accomplishment symbolizes transition as a character, from being the underdog to someone with much confidence and passion. Just like Rocky’s transition, Philadelphia has also transformed into a great city today. As shown in the film, Philly was run down and dirty. Now today, after the recession, Philadelphia's income recently boosted (Lubrano). Although this is one of the poorest cities in the country based

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    school for that many years. Instead, he became his brother’s, James, apprentice at the age of twelve to learn the printing trade(Begins Apprenticeship). This lasted until 1723, when Benjamin could not work with his brother anymore and left to go to Philadelphia. After so many months, he established himself as a printer and bought the newspaper ‘Pennsylvania Gazette’(Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790). One of his tributes was ‘Poor Richard’s

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    Dogood, and “her” 14 imaginative and witty letters delighted readers of his brother’s newspaper, The New England Courant.” His brother James quickly grew very angry. Benjamin illegally left boston in 1723 and escaped to new york before settling in philadelphia in which will later become ben's home for the rest of his life yet to come. In 1724 young Benjamin left for london. One thing I found really interesting about Benjamin Franklin was is, when he was in london is that, Benjamin Franklin who was a

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    When William Penn founded his city in 1681 he intended for the city to be a place where no one would be persecuted; a place where people would live at peace with their neighbors. Penn named his city, Philadelphia, a word created by a combination of two Greek words; one being phileo, which translates to love, and the other being adelphos, which translates to brother. The name would serve as a reminder that Penn’s city was a city for all people, a city where diversity would not only be accepted but

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    Benjamin Franklin: The Archetypal American 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

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    daylight-saving time, is untrue. Although he wrote a suggestion for a shift in time when he was living in France. Franklin founded the first fire insurance company. This is misguided, due to the fact that he founded the first insurance company in Philadelphia in 1751, and that also still exists. Another misconception was that Franklin designed the first street light. This is false, but Franklin oversaw the

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    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. When Benjamin was young he became a professional swimmer and soon made his way into the International Swimmers Hall of

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    Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17th 1706 in Boston Massachusetts. At an early age Benjamin learned to read and could be considered and major accomplishment. At age 10 he quit school so he could start working full time at his father’s candle and soap shop. Dipping wax and cutting wicks didn’t suit his needs. At age 12 his father apprenticed him to his brother James at a print shop. James frequently beat and mistreated ben, but ben learned a lot about newspaper publishing and politics which

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    Society in the late 20th century was confused about the difference between leisure and labor time. In (A River Runs Through It) by Norman MacLean he writes about how his father, Rev. MacLean, Paul and Neal who all had different ways and definitions of how to spend their leisure time. From knowing the clear difference between the two, to having leisure be the hierarchy of them and to have leisure and labor meaning the same. Fly fishing played a major role in, A River Runs Through It, and Norman

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    Benjamin Franklin is an important figure in the molding of an American business character. From reflecting off many of Jesus’ messages to benefiting the society all the way to displaying astounding entrepreneur character traits, Franklin left a well-respected legacy. He demonstrated that even an unestablished, doubted boy can have everything they’ve either dreamt of. Franklin’s view on leading was the benefit of serving others more than himself, he was servant leader. His view reflects Jesus’

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    New Nation: William Penn

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    Pennsylvania The starting of a new new nation began with one man; William Penn. William Penn founded a piece of land that was just like all the rest of the land. He named it Pennsylvania, meaning “The forests of Penn.” Pennsylvania became a state on December 12, 1787. It was one of the 13 original colonies. Pennsylvania was the second state to join the union, during the American Revolution. Penn was the creator of the first Pennsylvanian philosophical government. He was very religious and philosophical

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    William Penn Beliefs

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    Any person who has studied Pennsylvanian history knows that William Penn wanted his colony, his “Holy Experiment,” to act as a haven of religious tolerance for his fellow Quakers and other marginalized groups. However, Penn was a business man as well as a member of the Society of Friends, and he knew that acquiring land on which to settle Europeans was the only way to make his colony successful and profitable. In order to reconcile his financial need to continually expand his holdings in Pennsylvania

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    When comparing Sam Adams, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams, we can see that there are some similarities and differences between the men. Perhaps the most notable relation this group has, is that they were all formal presidents and had some type of power or ownership. The qualities of all four men are often seen as opposed to each other. One similarity for example, with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson was that they were prosperous Virginian plantation owners and held slaves

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