Essay On Benjamin Franklin

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Brady Barker Mrs. Forshee 9th Honors Literature 14 March 2014 Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin was a hardworking, intelligent man who was the embodiment of the American spirit. He represents all that is good in America, and demonstrates the power of capitalism. He started as a man loyal to the crown, but then through the disgraceful acts of the British Empire, he turned into a true American. His scientific experiments have revolutionized the world. Benjamin Franklin’s father was a candle maker, but he also was a skilled mechanic. Franklin was in a family of thirteen, Franklin once commented on his mother, calling her ‘a discreet and virtuous woman.” Franklin never received a proper education before his departure from his home; this was due to his family’s poverty. He later served as an apprentice to his brother, James Franklin. Franklin mocked Boston by using satire remarks in his clever articles, always signed by “Silence Dogood.” (“Benjamin Franklin.” 60). Franklin’s brother was later arrested for his criticisms, and in his absence, Franklin continued writing the paper. Franklin later left Boston and headed for Philadelphia. In 1724, Franklin left for England, he then flourished in England and became a master printer and found an interest in politics When Franklin returned he bought his own press and founded The Pennsylvania Gazette (“Benjamin Franklin.” 61). Later on, he wrote the famous Poor Richard's Almanac, which was a book about common sense (Moncrief 342). He quickly climbed to the top, as he became clerk of the Pennsylvania Assembly, and later a Postmaster for Pennsylvania. At the same time, Franklin was running a successful, major bookstore, and even entered partnerships with those from all over. He retired a... ... middle of paper ... ...the American spirit. He represents all that is good in America, and demonstrates the power of capitalism. He started as a man loyal to the crown, but then through the disgraceful acts of the British Empire, he turned into a true American. His scientific experiments have revolutionized the world. Franklin is a literal embodiment of American capitalism. He became a true American patriot after Britain's horrible taxation methods. Benjamin Franklin's scientific inventions and experiments have changed the world for ever. He made great contributions to the scientific community. Benjamin was a great man, with a heart full of gold. He had a great writers mind, and was highly intelligent. Without Franklin, America would never have become what it is now. Franklin will be forever remembered in history as the man who sparked change and ushered in a golden age for America.
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