In an era when the fomenting and support of revolution are claimed by youth as their special attributes, it is significant to recall that two hundred years ago the person whose contribution greatly influenced Uncle Sam and feared by the crowned heads of England and many parts of Europe as the most dangerous man in America, was Benjamin Franklin (Bowen ix). Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. He was the tenth son of son Josiah Franklin, who was a soap maker. Benjamin's mother was Abiah Folger, the second wife of Josiah (Quick Bio of Ben). Although he was born in Boston, the city of Philadelphia is remembered as the home of Ben Franklin (The World of Benjamin Franklin).
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-90, American statesman, printer, scientist, and writer, b. Boston. The only American of the colonial period to earn a European reputation as a natural philosopher, he is best remembered in the United States as a patriot and diplomat. Printer and Writer The son of a tallow chandler and soapmaker, Franklin left school at 10 years of age to help his father. He then was apprenticed to his half brother James, a printer and publisher of the New England Courant, to which young Ben secretly contributed. After much disagreement he left his brother's employment and went (1723) to Philadelphia to work as a printer.
Ben Franklin: Early Life In his many careers as a printer, moralist, essayist, civic leader, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, and philosopher, for later generations of Americans he became both a spokesman and a model for the national character. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on Jan. 17, 1706, into a religious Puritan household. His father, Josiah, was a candlemaker and a skillful mechanic. His mother, Abiah Ben’s parents raised thirteen children--the survivors of Josiah’s seventeen children by two wives (#1). Printer & Writer Franklin left school at ten years old when he was pressed into his father's trade.
One was Leonard Gale, a quiet professor of science at New York University who taught him how to increase voltage by increasing the number of turns around the electromagnet. The other was Alfred ... ... middle of paper ... ...Morse was at last able to bring his scattered family together in an ample country home of his own. He bought a house with one hundred acres of land and named it Locust Grove. In 1848, Morse was married a second time to a poor cousin of only 26 years who was deaf and dumb. Morse explained that he chose her in part because she would be dependent on him.
Also, he was the last son to be born. Boston Latin School was where Benjamin received education. At the age of 10, Franklin was removed from school and put to work with his father. His father was a candle maker but dipping wax and cutting wicks didn’t intrigue his imagination. When Ben was 12, he published his first article in the New England Courant while being apprenticed as a printer for his brother.
Benjamin Franklin was the youngest of ten sons of a Boston soap and candle maker, had little formal schooling, and was trained in adolescence as a printer's apprentice. Ben's father, "intending to devote Ben as the tenth of his sons to the service of the church" put Ben into grammar school at the age of eight (Franklin (book) -335). With his parents intending for him to have a career in the church it was a sure shock that Franklin became a Deist, a religion based on reason and logic, rather than revelation or tradition. As a teenager, Franklin was given some books against Deism, and it just so happened that they wrought an effect on him that was quite contrary to what was intended by them. He realized that the arguments of the Deists appeared to be much stronger than the refutations, and soon after became a thorough Deist.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was a man of business, politics, nature, morals, dedication and imagination who was greatly haunted by the actions of his Puritan ancestors (Gollin 360). Being one of the pioneers of noteworthy American literature, Hawthorne used the issues of his time and the history of Puritan New England as his settings. He was the son of Nathaniel Hathorne and Elizabeth Manning and was born on July 4, 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts. After his father’s death, Hawthorne and his family moved to their mother’s house. Later, he went to Bowdoin College and graduated in 1825.
As people in the 1830s began to remember the american revolution, Hewes was brought into the spotlight is his old age for still being alive and having been apart of so many events first-hand in the revolution. He did his first interview with James Hawkes in his home in 1833. Hawkes used this interview to produce the book A Retrospect of the Boston Tea Party. A year later, Hewes left his home in Richfield Springs, New York to travel to Boston to be recognized and celebrated. While he was there, he did another interview with Benjamin Bussey which became the book Traits of the Tea Party.