Awstyn Allard Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin is someone that I look up to and his achievements are far greater than most. The first person that comes to mind when I think of a life given to the service of others is Benjamin Franklin because he pioneered the spirit of self-help in America, there was no-one who ever lived or is living on the face of this Earth who is more extraordinary and impacting than Benjamin Franklin, many people just see him as “the guy on the $100 bill” but what you will know is that he’s is truly the definition of success and by far the greatest man to ever live in colonial America. Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 in Boston Massachusetts. He was the 15th of 17 total siblings from his father, Josiah. His father intended Ben to become a minister but from a few financial difficulties and Ben already showing strong interests in reading and writing at such a young age, the idea of becoming a minister was dropped.
Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, was born January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts. He held numerous jobs throughout his lifetime including author, printer, inventor, scientist, postmaster, political theorist, statesman, diplomat, and civic activist. As a scientist he made significant contributions to the history of physics and American innovation through his experiments and discoveries with electricity. He was given the title “The First American” because of his early work with the new colony. He also gave important credibility to the newly forming American nation through his work as an author, spokesman in London, and as the first American ambassador to France. Franklin defined his vision of what a true American should be, reconciling practical values such as hard work, saving, education, self-sufficient institutions and freedom from political and religious oppression, with the scientific and tolerance-based values of the intellectual movement (Southgate 2007).
Walter Isaacson provides an authoritative, chronological, narrative biography on the life of Benjamin Franklin in his book entitled Benjamin Franklin: An American Life. This book provides a highly readable account of Franklin’s life from early childhood, recounting his travels from Boston to Philadelphia, to London and Paris and back in an engaging and enjoyable read. Isaacson enlightens us into the many facets of Franklin’s life as he becomes publisher, inventor, scientist, diplomat and founding father of the United States of America; helping to forge America’s national identity; as well as one of the signatories of the Declaration of Independence. The author also takes an objective approach to Franklin’s human side, his notoriety as a
By looking at his encounter with Mr. Denham and Keimer, I noticed his developed character of being a determined person who cared about friendships, even though he could be blunt sometimes. Also, he was a type of person who would not break a promise and required others to always be true to him. To conclude, Benjamin Franklin was, is, and will always be a model for the
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin represents a role model of an American who started from rags to riches. Benjamin Franklin structured the American life politically by structuring the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, The Stamp Act, The Treaty of Paris, as well as other important acts and documents. Economically he helped create jobs by being an inventor and entrepreneur.
Benjamin Franklin's participation in so many different areas of life changed our world greatly. He was a politician, a scholar, an inventor, and a scientist. He also was a man who indulged in pranks, had chauvinist attitudes toward women and was found to be nasty at times. Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17, 1706.
The Life of Benjamin Franklin "Of two things you can be certain; death and taxes," quoted Benjamin Franklin. Having a humorous outlook on life, Franklin tried to make others' lives better. Benjamin was a man who served others and tried to make the world its best until his death. Benjamin Franklin had many accomplishments. He had a busy and eventful life, he played a major role in defending his country, and he was known for his quotes.
Ben Franklin created his legacy and wrote about it in his book to his son William Franklin. Ben wrote about his struggles with not having enough money to owning a printing factory where he printed papers and he and his 15 brothers owned one of the first newspapers in United States. He wrote the book because he was estranged to his son William. His son William was a loyalist and after the U.S signed the declaration of Independence he was put in prison for about 3 years. The whole time he was in prison he was trying to contact the loyalist party overseas and in America. He then later returned to England and was the spokesman for the loyalist party in England. He was doing research on his ancestors so he decided to write a book for his son to tell him what his life was about when he was younger.
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin, a man who is considered one of the first “Americans” (many consider him as the first) where he had a great role in the establishment of the independence of the United States of America. He had a great deal of major and minor professions, which were of vital significance during that period of time. These professions include being a politician where his theories were remarkable, a scientist where he himself was an inventor, a postman, a diplomat and last but not least a man responsible for a lot of discoveries in the field of physics. Early Life
Benjamin Franklin, was an American printer, diplomat, scientist and philosopher who made many contributions to the American Revolution and the newly form Federal Government that followed. Today, he is recognized as one of America’s greatest inventors.