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Benjamin Franklin

- 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. Franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston. His father, Josiah Franklin, a tallow chandler by trade, had 17 children; Benjamin was the 15th child and the 10th son. The Franklin family was very frugal in their spending and modest in their conduct, like most New Englanders at the time....   [tags: Papers]

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Benjamin Franklin More Than a Revolutionary

- Benjamin Franklin More Than a Revolutionary Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the fifteenth child out of seventeen and was the tenth son. He went to business school from age eight to ten. Then he went to work for his father as a soap maker. He didn’t enjoy it, and went to work for his brother as a printing press instead. Benjamin had many other careers in his life he was a printer, author, diplomat, philosopher, inventor and a scientist. Benjamin had many inventions that improved our live such as the first library, the Franklin stove, and the first volunteer fire fighter company....   [tags: Papers]

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Benjamin Franklin

- Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the tenth born into a large family whose father was a soap and candle maker. Although he received some formal education, he was principally self-taught. He managed to teach himself simple algebra and geometry, logic, navigation, history, science, English grammar and five other languages. After being an apprentice to his father between the ages of ten and twelve, he went to work for his half brother, James, who was a printer....   [tags: Papers]

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Benjamin Franklin

- The phrase “true American'; does not have a definition, although the word “American'; does. The definition of American is “belonging to or characteristic of America.'; It is hard to relate Benjamin Franklin to this definition of an American, but it does apply to many of his characteristics. Franklin’s loyalty to America shows greatly throughout his life in his writings and jobs. Franklin’s many jobs included being an inventor, politician, author, statesman, philosopher, soldier, scientist, citizen, and a printer....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Benjamin Franklin

- Benjamin Franklin In his many careers as a printer, moralist, essaylist, civic leader, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, and philosopher, Benjamin Franklin Became both a spokesman and a model for the national character of later generations of Americans. After less than two years of formal schooling, Franklin was pressed into his father's trade. At the age of 16, Franklin wrote some pieces in a courant,"Silence Dogwood." Though penniless and unknown, Franklin soon found a job as a printer....   [tags: Biography Biographies Benjamin Franklin Essays]

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Ben Franklin

- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was a multi-talented person. He was a printer, and inventor, and a writer. As a writer, he wrote many publications but among this vast collection was a small piece in which Franklin states his beliefs on what may be the proper task to being morally perfect. His opinions are brief; yet complete enough to be considered descript enough to follow. His steps are insightful but just as much vague. Temperance: Franklin’s first topic, which may be thought to have Franklin’s top choice at a most important step, is Temperance....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Franklins Preface To Poor Rich

- In Benjamin Franklin’s preface to Poor Richard Improved, "The Way to Wealth", Franklin offers many adages to help the reader conserve money. Many of these sayings are common even today. The title of this preface makes since because the title, "The Way to Wealth", can be interpreted as The Road to Wealth. If the reader does as these adages tell them, he or she should be on their way to wealth. Franklin offers advice to just about anybody. Franklin believed that wealth was important because it led to both frugality and industry....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Benjamin Franklin

- benjamin franklin Ben Franklin was one of the most amazing men history has recorded. Throughout his lifetime he continued to increase his already genius-level intelligence. He had a high quality of life, was a popular political figure, and he strongly believed in his thoughts, beliefs, and ideas. While he wasn’t perfect, that was what he struggled to attain. Ben’s achievements are very numerous. Apart from being a genius after only 2 years of schooling, his other achievements show that he was an overachiever....   [tags: Biography Biographies]

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Benjamin Franklin, A Man of Many Talents

- Writer, printer, scientist, leader, inventor, and “rebel with a cause” are few of the many careers that Benjamin Franklin has been renowned for over the years. All of them truly reflect the abilities that he deployed during the birth of our nation. These qualities have also acknowledged a superb leader who serves as a prominent model and founding father to today’s generation. As a scientist, he experimented vastly with electricity. He invented the lightning rod, the Franklin stove, and bifocal glasses during his scientist career....   [tags: Benjamin Franklin Biography]

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A Brief Biography of Benjamin Franklin

- January 17, 1706, was the birth of an incredible historical figure. Benjamin Franklin, one out of seventeen siblings. Franklin had rough beginnings yet, he made the best of the situation and has be come one of the most recognized men in history. The amount of effort Benjamin Franklin put into being educated and successful is motivational. Franklin had many talents he was a printer, inventor, and political figure. As a child Benjamin Franklin had very limited education. Despite the obstacle in course Franklin still had astounding English skills....   [tags: amazing American historical figures]

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Benjamin Franklin

- Benjamin Franklin, son of a soap and candle maker, was born in Boston, Massachusetts on 17 January 1706. He was the 15th of 17 children. After attending Boston’s Latin School for only two years it had been decided that he would become a printer because of his love for books. In 1726 he set up his own printing business, and bought the Pennsylvania Gazette which was one of the United States most prominent newspapers. In 1737, he became deputy postmaster of Philadelphia, and was a member of the colony's legislative body....   [tags: Biography, Influence, Legacy]

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The Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin

- The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin has many things, but maybe more than anything else about Benjamin Franklin it explains about him being a politician, and there is no more reason to look out for an unbiased autobiography from Franklin than from any other politician. This Franklin is a persona, a conscious literary creation bestowed for our contention One of Franklin’s virtues is humbleness, and his humbleness comes out in the form of his book. His narrative is extremely informal, not only in the first part, which was seemingly addressed to his son, however in the later sections the autobiography was controlled upon four separate occasions....   [tags: benjamin franklin, politician, post office]

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Biography of Franklin Pierce

- Franklin Pierce was born on November 23, 18041in Hillsboro, New Hampshire. He was the sixth child of eight siblings. He was considered a handsome man and got his looks from his mother, Anna Pierce. His father, Benjamin Pierce, was an American Revolution hero and a two time Governor of New Hampshire. He was the seventh in line of American Pierces starting with Thomas Pierce. He grew up in New Hampshire. After he finished with boarding school at Hancock Academy, he attended Francestown and Exeter Academies to prepare for college....   [tags: governor, slavery, civil war, cuba]

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Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.

- Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. was born December 18, 1912 in Washington D.C. His father, Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. was one of the few African-American officers in the U.S. Army. Davis, Jr. was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy in 1932 by Rep. Oscar S. De Priest, the only black congressman at that time. At West Point he endured ostracism from both classmates and superiors who wanted to see him fail. He persevered and graduated 35th in a class of 276 in 1936. He was the fourth African-American graduate in the Academy’s history....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Benjamin Franklin

- Benjamin Franklin believed that by watching and studying one’s own behavior, that person would be able to improve themselves by knowing their like and dislikes, wants and needs, etc. I agree with Franklin’s theory and think that this is one of the few things in life that a person has control over in order to change their overall being. For the best or worst knowing yourself makes it easier to decide things for yourself and gets a person to become, in a way, one with themselves. Analyzing one’s own behavior is very beneficial if the person is strong or willing enough to not only realize their good qualities but also recognize the bad things about themselves....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mary Rowlandson and Benjamin Franklin's Storied of Captivity

- ... Rowlandson realizes that she was very fortunate to even be alive. Benjamin Franklin life begins with her early childhood life in Boston. He later fled away to escape his brother’s rules over him. In these representations we can see a comparison. Rowlandson and Franklin were removed from their homes and families. In contrast, Franklin removal was on his on terms. They each suffered as they no longer had the comforts of which they were accustomed. ​Rowlandson’s faith was extraordinary considering all that she suffered....   [tags: faith, survival, suffer]

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The Virtrues of Benjamin Franklin and Frederick Douglass

- ... Frederick Douglass as well was good at being an Author, Orator, Abolitionist, Human Rights/Women Right’s Activist, Journalist and Social Reformer. They were both showed the same characteristics as well, always trying to succeed in what they did. Ultimately they both wrote autobiographies of their life experiences. Their contributions to America has also been another good thing they were good at. They fought against slavery, (even though Franklin did indeed own two slaves himself), and thought is was inhumane to treat others like animals instead of an individual....   [tags: articulate, intelligent, sophisticated, slavery]

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The Life and Successes of Benjamin Franklin

- In 1723, because of dissension with his half-brother, Franklin moved to Philadelphia, where he obtained employment as a printer. He spent only a year there and then sailed to London for 2 more years. Back in Philadelphia, he rose rapidly in the printing industry. He published The Pennsylvania Gazette (1730-48), which had been founded by another man in 1728, but his most successful literary venture was the annual Poor Richard 's Almanac (1733-58). It won a popularity in the colonies second only to the Bible, and its fame eventually spread to Europe....   [tags: congress, colonies, rights]

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Benjamin Franklin: The Perfect American Man

- Benjamin Franklin was a brilliant man who played an important part in the early life of America. He was respected by many, and he made great contributions to American society. While he was not perfect, he does exemplify the qualities of what it means to be American. Through his contributions in inventions, writing, and his practices in managing his time well, he was the perfect American man. With his tremendous intellectual gifts Franklin introduced devices to society that benefited America as a whole greatly....   [tags: Benjamin Franklin, USA, ]

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Benjamin Franklin

- Benjamin Franklin Who was he. In reading the Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography one can see the true character of a great man. But some may argue that this man, deep down inside, was not so great. Through out his book he touches on many aspects of his life. He lets the readers have a glimpse at what he was thinking and why he did things the way he did. Some critics do not agree that Franklin was such a noble man. They thought he might not have been telling his whole story, and that he was hiding a lot he had to offer....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Importance of Determination in the Lives of Benjamin Franklin and Christopher McCandless

- Benjamin Franklin and Christopher McCandless both demonstrate that determination often leads to greater skills and intelligence. Throughout Ben Franklin’s life he gains a lot of intelligence through his determination to do new things and his strive to do better. Chris McCandless gains a lot of life skills through his determination to go and live in the wild. Determination played a key role in their intelligence and success. “There was just no talking the guy out of it,” Gallien recalls....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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- Ben Franklin Ben Franklin became famous for being a scientist, an inventor, a statesman, a printer, a philosopher, and a librarian. Today, we honor Ben Franklin as one of the men who founded America and as one of America's greatest citizens. Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. He was the tenth son of soap maker, Josiah Franklin. Though Ben only had one year of schooling he was educated and loved to read and write. He worked as an apprentice to his brother, James, who was a printer, when he was fifteen years old....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ben Franklin

- Benjamin Franklin stands tall among a small group of men we call our Founding Fathers. Ben used his diplomacy skills to serve his fellow countrymen. His role in the American Revolution was not played out on the battlefields, but rather in the halls and staterooms of governments. His clear vision of the way things should be, and his skill in both writing and negotiating, helped him to shape the future of the United States of America. His most important service was as a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1787....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Biography of Benjamin Franklin

- Benjamin Franklin was one of the greatest inventors that ever lived, because of his many inventions we can live safer and more efficiently. Franklin’s greatest experiment was the discovery of trapping electricity. Using a kite and key, Ben Franklin was able to learn the basics of electricity that would later be used as a basis for what we know about electricity today. Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17th, 1706 to Josiah Franklin and Abiah Folger. Ben was the fifteenth child out of seventeen, and the last son that was born....   [tags: invention, trapping electricity]

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Benjamin Franklin

- Benjamin Franklin took pride in almost every aspect of his life. There are many instances in which one could call him a vain man. Franklin writes to Ezra Stiles and speaks of his portrait being hung at Yale. Franklin complains that the portraits he has of himself do his stunning features no justice, and are certainly not worthy to be hung at Yale. He suggests that a new portrait be painted. Franklin clearly has issues as to how he will be remembered, and also how obsessed the man is with his looks....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Benjamin Franklin: Americas Model for Servant Leadership

- Benjamin Franklin: Americas Model for Servant Leadership In Benjamin Franklin's civic pride and his projects for the improvement of Philadelphia, we see another aspect of the philosophy of doing good. At the same time we may recognize the zeal for reform that has long been a characteristic of American life. In his attention to the details of daily living, Franklin shows himself as the observant empiricist. As the successful engineer of ways to make the city he loved cleaner, safer and more attractive he continually sponsored new institutions that were proof that the applications of reason to experience were fruitful in the real world....   [tags: American History]

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Ben Franklin Norris

- Benjamin Franklin Norris, one of the leading figures in the naturalistic style of writing, was born in Chicago in 1970. During his teenage years he moved to 1822 Sacramento Street to live with his father in San Francisco. He traveled to Paris and studied Art and was first exposed to one of his influential writers Emile Zola. He returned to San Francisco and studied the philosophy of evolution at the University of California at Berkley. He transferred to Harvard and took writing classes under Lewis E Gates....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Franklin D. Roosevelt 's Speech

- At the beginning of the 1930s, millions of Americans were unemployed due to the stock market crash on October 29, 1929 which lead the United States to the Great Depression. This was the greatest economic downturn in United States history. However President Herbert Hoover believe that the citizens would make it through the depression as long as they were patient. However in the election of 1932 American citizens elected Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt in hopes that he would get American on her feet again....   [tags: Franklin D. Roosevelt]

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Why I admire Benjamin Franklin

- Benjamin Franklin completed many accomplishments from childhood to adulthood. When he was just 22 he established his first printing business with a partner, Hugh Meredith. Benjamin soon bought out Hugh Meredith's share. In 1732, when Franklin was only 26 he published the first edition of 'Poor Richards Almanack,' the book shows evidence that it was successful for 25 years. 'Poor Richards Almanack' allowed Franklin to retire from business a rich man in 1748. In 1741 Benjamin Franklin invented the Franklin Stove....   [tags: Leaders American History]

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Benjamin Franklin : An Autobiography

- Benjamin Franklin Autobiography Benjamin Franklin is one of the most well-known men on earth. Everyone knows who he is, but not a lot of people have read about him. Mr. Franklin has an Autobiography that was published to us. In pages 411 through 417 of Benjamin Franklin Autobiography there is three topics Benjamin Franklin touches on when writing these five pages of his Autobiography. To begin with the first topic was about a library he opened up, the second topic he spoke about was about how he respects religion but doesn’t like religion controversy, and last but not least he wrote about thirteen virtues....   [tags: Benjamin Franklin, Virtue]

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An Electric Man: Benjamin Franklin

- Benjamin Franklin is a vital man in our history. Benjamin was an politician, writer, inventor, scientist, and so much more. He came into to this world on January 17, 1706. He had fairly humble beginning. His father was Josiah Franklin, a soap maker, and his mother was Abiah Folger. Benjamin was the tenth child out of seventeen children. Josiah sent Benjamin to clergy school, but could only afford it for one year. Benjamin went on to apprentice under his brother James as a printer. Benjamin wanted to write for James's paper, but he knew James would never allow it....   [tags: politician, writer, inventor, scientist]

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Differences in Perception Illustrated in Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America by Benjamin Franklin

- Essay #1 When reading Benjamin Franklin’s essay “Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America,” it was interesting to see the similarities and differences of perceptions between the Indians and the white English in America. Franklin takes an outside look on the perceptions of the Indians by analyzing various observations he’s made or witnessed and comparing them to the norms of the white English society. Clearly the two are very different in their cultural beliefs, and this essay helps bring these differences to light while making the point that Indians are anything but “savages.” One must take into account what life was like when this essay was written in 1784....   [tags: culture, government, education]

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Advice to Laertes from Hamlet by William Shakespeare versus Advice to a Young Man by Benjamin Franklin

- Advice to Laertes from Hamlet by William Shakespeare versus Advice to a Young Man by Benjamin Franklin "I told you so!" This is what my mom would say after giving me advice, and me not taking her advice. It was so eerie how my mom was always right, like she knew exactly was going to happen. I'm sure that everyone has gotten advice at least once in their lifetime, especially from their parents. Elders usually know what's best for you because they've been through it all themselves at one time in their lives....   [tags: Papers]

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Franklin D. Roosevelt 's Speech

- Franklin D. Roosevelt In speaking the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly, Franklin D. Roosevelt let the whole world know nothing was to fear but fear itself. In his darkest hour, fearless he was when creating the New Deal however fearful he became when leading his people. As president Franklin D. Roosevelt was a visionary leader when passing the New Deal through congress, however he was an unethical leader while imprisoning Japanese Americans in internment camps. As a visionary leader Franklin D....   [tags: Franklin D. Roosevelt]

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Benjamin Franklin : A Very Extraordinary And Intelligent Man

- Benjamin Franklin was a very extraordinary and intelligent man. From a young age he was already a leader and looking to make the world a better place. He was extremely curious, he didn’t take things for granted, and he constantly asked why and how. Franklin used his skills and values to guide him to advance common goals. He had strong interpersonal skills and used them to his advantage in order to get help from others to achieve goals. Benjamin Franklin helped advance America and helped us get our freedom....   [tags: Benjamin Franklin]

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Benjamin Franklin And His Life

- Born in Boston, Massachusetts, January 17, 1706, he was born from his mother, Abiah Folger, to Josiah Franklin his father. The tenth son of a soap and candle maker, he was a part of Josiah’s second marriage and one of many children. His father’s first intention was for Benjamin to go into the church so he was sent to Boston Grammar School at the age of eight. It became too expensive and so he was sent to George Brownell’s school for writing and arithmetic. After that he finished formal education and he was put to work making candles....   [tags: Benjamin Franklin]

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Benjamin Franklin and Henry David Thoreau's Religions

- Benjamin Franklin and Henry David Thoreau's Religions Benjamin Franklin and Henry David Thoreau are by no means religious in any traditional sense of the word. If, however, “religious” is taken to mean the “belief in any sort of supreme being...that obliges ethical or moral conduct”, then both Franklin and Thoreau fall into this category. Though the two are strikingly opposite in their manner and social interaction, they are both held to a religious and personal standard. Their individual spiritual beliefs, ethical codes, and their “quality of life”show that all of their actions and thoughts are held by themselves to a higher standard....   [tags: Franklin thoreau Reliigous Essays]

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`` The Savages Of North America `` By Benjamin Franklin

- Work The term, work can have several meanings and interpretations. Some people view work as a necessity and a social norm, others might view it with a negative perspective, giving how people are so dependent on it. Benjamin Franklin, Henry David Thoreau, and Walt Whitman all have a similar interpretation of work. Your encounters with society affects your actions, yielding a specific outcome. They all acted accordingly to what they observed around them, and the actions hey took was to yield a result of change....   [tags: United States, Henry David Thoreau]

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Benjamin Franklin, Biography

- During the eighteen century, many colonists were in search of an identity that would shape them as an independent nation. There were great people who wanted to make a difference for their society and that were willing to devote a life for the common well. People like Benjamin Franklin, who characterizes for having a sense of improvement, and that looked for a better society. Benjamin Franklin contributed in many ways to the American society during the eighteen century. He made scientific contributions and inventions that, as intended, helped to improve the quality of living, and as precursors of later developments....   [tags: Contributions Towards Society]

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The Old South Meeting House

- The Old South Meeting House in Boston, MA The Old South Meeting House in Boston is a brick building that hosted several crucial meetings during the American Revolutionary War. The meetings include the famous Boston Tea Party meetings. The attractions in this building include books on the history of Boston and an array of New England products. The house is part of the Boston walking tours. The USS Constitution near Boston, MA USS Constitution is a colonial era naval vessel that is docked at Charlestown, Massachusetts....   [tags: Benjamin Franklin]

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Benjamin Franklin

- Benjamin Franklin: New World Physicist Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston Massachusetts. He was one of seventeen other brothers and sisters. His father, Josiah Franklin, who emigrated from Oxfordshire, England, worked as a soap boiler and tallow chandler. Benjamin’s mother, Abiah Folger, was from Nantucket but her family derived from England as well. Benjamin Franklin’s entire life, which lasted almost the entire eighteenth century, was based upon order and systematic discipline in addition to his dependence on wisdom and intelligence....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ben Franklin

- A Universal Man When one takes a look at the world in which he currently lives, he sees it as being normal since it is so slow in changing. When an historian looks at the present, he sees the effects of many events and many profound people. Benjamin Franklin is one of these people. His participation in so many different fields changed the world immensely. He was a noted politician as well as respected scholar. He was an important inventor and scientist....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ben Franklin

- Throughout history icons emerge in each era that define that time, men who define the thinking, technology, culture, religion, and every other aspect of that time period. From the time of ancient Greece which possessed such prodigies as Socrates, and Aristotle men who were not only brilliant philosophers but also historians, mathematicians, and astronomers. To the Revolutionary period of America, which held such courageous enlightened men such as Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and Benjamin Franklin....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Declaration Of Independence By Benjamin Franklin

- The declaration of Independence was written up in 1776 by Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston and Thomas Jefferson. Three of these men (Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson) are known for being part of the founding fathers. At this period of time, America was in conflict with Great Britain for freedom and at the same time it was also part of the age of enlightenment. Until today, the Declaration of Independence remains the most important writing in America, and American history....   [tags: United States Declaration of Independence]

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Science Fiction Influenced Teachings of Enlightenment thinkers, Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, and Nicolas de Condorcet

- ... Aside from believing these things Paine chose to explain why he didn’t believe the traditional Christian beliefs. It was why he chose not to believe that was influenced by the need-for-proof and experimentation of the Scientific Revolution. An example of this is when Paine gives the accounts of the doctrine and texts of different religions and why he chooses not to believe them. In response to the story of how the Koran was acquired by man, he says, “I did not see the angel myself, and, therefore, I have a right not to believe it” (CP 67)....   [tags: logic, religion, experimentation]

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Benjamin Franklin 's The Autobiography

- Who would have thought that writing about yourself could actually have an effect on others. This is actually the case with many autobiographies in history. Take Benjamin Franklin’s The Autobiography for example; in this piece, Franklin describes his own attempt at self improvement. He lists several virtues he was going to attempt to obtain, but he wasn’t successful in becoming the perfect man he had set out to be. However, this work of literature would prove to be very effectual. Benjamin Franklin’s The Autobiography had an effect on both himself and society especially through the ideas of industry, justice, and order....   [tags: Virtue, Benjamin Franklin, Ethics, Ideology]

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

- The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin was not an easy book to read. Writing styles have changed tremendously since the 1700’s. Despite the cultural differences I learned a lot about the man and the time. Benjamin Franklin was a remarkable man. He was a printer, author, politician and an inventor. He was one of fifteen children in his family. Because he was from such a large family he was sent out to work at a very early age. He only had a few years of grammar school education when he started working in his fathers business....   [tags: Book Report Benjamin Franklin Essays]

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Benjamin Franklin 's Plan For Self Improvement

- All Americans recognize the familiar name, Benjamin Franklin. Whether it be from discovering that lightning is energy, creating the lightning rod, or co-writing the Declaration of Independence. “Benjamin Franklin–one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America–was an author, political theorist, scientist, musician, inventor, and the list goes on and on” (Fabrega). One aspect of his life that Benjamin Franklin is less widely known for is his plan for self-improvement. “In 1726, at the age of 20, Ben Franklin set his loftiest goal: the attainment of moral perfection” (McKay & McKay) There were many effects of Benjamin Franklin’s plan for self-improvement, including his own happine...   [tags: Benjamin Franklin, Virtue]

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Benjamin Franklin Believed Moderation: Most Important Virtue of Life

- ... Many people believe that suicide victims are infested with lies and don’t take caution to suicidal individuals. The National Institute of Mental Health have aware the citizens of United States in 2010 by warning “Most suicide attempts are expressions of extreme distress, not harmless bids for attention. A person who appears suicidal should not be left alone and needs immediate mental-health treatment. Studies showed that a type of psychotherapy called cognitive therapy reduced the rate of repeated suicide attempts by 50 percent during a year of follow-up6.” In our nation, many suicidal citizens are constantly trying to be accepted into modern society, this loses moderation and the inspir...   [tags: virtue, ethics, mental health]

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The Autobiography And Other Writings By Ben Franklin

- The Autobiography and Other Writings, written by Ben Franklin, is a book dedicated to Franklin’s accomplishments, and a trace of his intellectual growth. Franklin’s goal was to reach Moral Perfection. Vanity is defined as having too much pride in one’s appearance or accomplishments and is viewed as sinful by many people. Morality is defined as principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior. For him to reach that goal, he must have good morals. There was a clear relation between virtue and vanity, Franklin created a list of thirteen virtues that he would follow later....   [tags: Virtue, Benjamin Franklin, Morality, Printing]

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Benjamin Franklin

- Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin, one of the most important Americans in history, did scientific work before 1790. He had a large impact on America as well as the rest of the world. Europe played a big part of his career because the influences he felt from Europe help him develop and work in science. Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston in 1706 into a family of ten children and to a soap and candle maker. Although Ben had some formal education, he was primarily self-taught. At the age of ten, he served an apprenticeship for his father before going on to serve as an apprentice for the New England Courant....   [tags: Papers]

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The Two Sides of Marriage in the Wedlock by Benjamin Franklin

- Being married can be the highlight of some people’s lives, and it can be a very regrettable experience to others. For most people, being married means one of two things: either being stuck with one person for the rest of ones life, or getting to be with only one person for the rest of ones life. In Benjamin Franklin’s poem “Wedlock” he expresses the idea while one is married, to have pleasure with, to make the best of ones wife and not stab her in the back because most men only get one wife in a lifetime....   [tags: marriage, consequential, persepctive]

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park

- For my Intro to American Civilization Mid-Term assignment I decided to visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Museum located in New York City. The Four Freedoms Park was built in honor of President Roosevelt and his famous “Four Freedoms” speech that he addressed. The park has so much to offer on President Roosevelt and the freedoms that he has believed in since the very beginning. I felt that the Four Freedoms Park has a lot to do with the First Amendment being that President Roosevelt believed in the freedom of so many different things....   [tags: speech, worship, fear, want]

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Franklin: Puritan or Enlightenment?

- Is Franklin a Puritan or Enlightenment Thinker About Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin came from a very simple Calvinist background. Ha dad little formal education, but he made it through his own efforts and became a rare genius in human history. Everything seems to meet in this one man, mind and will, talent and art, strength and ease, wit and grace and he became almost everything: a printer, essayist, scientist, statesman, philosopher, political economist, ambassador, etc.-¡°Jack of all trades¡±....   [tags: American History]

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Franklin Pierce: The 14th President of the United States

- Franklin Pierce was born to Benjamin and Anna Kandrick Pierce on November 23, 1804. Pierce was described as a blue eyed, curly headed child with “a sweet expression of face” (Harmon, Israel 2). Most Americans still agree today that he was America’s most handsome president. This led him to receive the nickname “Handsome Frank.” Franklin Pierce was only five feet tall. He was not expected to have a long life span due to a lung disease he carried. He was one of nine children in his family. At the age of twelve, Pierce’s parents decided to enroll him at an academy in New Hampshire, fifteen miles from his hometown of Hillsborough....   [tags: US history, the forgotten president]

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Benjamin Franklin, His Talents and Shortcomings

- Benjamin Franklin, through hard work and perseverance, transformed himself into a philosopher, diplomat, inventor, writer, and scientist. (SOURCE) Franklin’s contributions and ideas significantly encouraged major progress in the development our country and improvements that continue to affect society. He showed that with a strong desire and honest and hard work anything is possible. Unlike most politicians, he was a common person. He is also a hero in that he symbolizes hope and possibilities for many Americans....   [tags: Pro-Con Essays]

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Benjamin Franklin

- Benjamin Franklin "If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing." Having followed his own words of wisdom, Benjamin Franklin made an everlasting mark on America since his early days as a printing apprentice. Born to Josiah and Abiah Franklin on January 17, 1706 in Boston, New England (now known as Massachusetts), Benjamin Franklin was the youngest son of seventeen children. Early on, Franklin excelled in grammar school and was good when it came to writing, so his father sent him to a writing and arithmetic school....   [tags: Biographies Printing Apprentices Essays]

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Frederick Douglas and Benjamin Franklin: Two Great Men

- Frederick Douglass vs. Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin had an easier route to success than Frederick Douglass in my opinion. Franklin was provided with a school and came from a nice family while Douglass on the other hand had to deal with slavery and other issues. The goals or the things that Benjamin Franklin did were for the whole world or the economy but the majority of the things that Douglass did deal with black people, slavery, and black rights. Those two came from totally different environments with different roadblocks but they both found a way to be successful in their own way....   [tags: Perseverance, Slavery, Success]

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Ralph Emerson And His Views On American Freedom

- America has always viewed itself as a land of opportunity, a place to be free to do what one pleases and a location full of resources to make one’s life their own through effort. Benjamin Franklin is among the men most remember when thinking of the potential for greatness in America no matter where one starts, as his “Autobiography” describe his rise from a worker to a herald of a nation, through his own hard work. Thomas Paine also contributed to the views of American Freedom with his publication of “Common Sense,” as he drove the common people to rise for freedom and independence....   [tags: American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin]

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The Invention of Different Types of Glasses: Bifocals

- The invention of the bifocals was one of the most important inventions of the 1700s. They have changed the lives of both children and adults that have issues with their eyesight. They rid people of eyestrain and headaches. Also, bifocals rid people of the inconvenience caused by having to shift from one pair of glasses to the other. Bifocals also allowed for more types of glasses to be developed. As Benjamin Franklin grew older, his vision worsened. He became both far-sighted and near-sighted and the constant switching of his glasses frustrated him so much that he decided to solve this problem....   [tags: benjamin franklin, invention, eyesight]

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Benjamin Franklin

- INTRODUCTION Benjamin Franklin was born in Milk Street, Boston on January 6, 1706. Throughout his existence Franklin exemplified a life of self-improvement. His eagerness to improve himself trickled over into his eagerness to help others improve themselves. Franklin was the youngest son of his father’s 17 children. Coming from such an enormous family, his education ended at the age of ten years old. At the age of twelve Franklin began to work alongside of his brother James. When the two of them did not get along, Franklin soon left and headed to New York for a short time and eventually moved to Philadelphia....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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Essay Comparing Benjamin Franklin and Jonathan Edwards

- Different literature writers have many different views about mankind. Many American writers discuss these views. More out spoken American writers spend a great amount of time talking about this topic. In this paper we will look at Benjamin Franklin’s and Jonathan Edwards’ views of mankind by looking at personal background, religious views, and evidence in their writings. Benjamin Franklin’s father, a candle maker, wanted to give one of his sons as a tithe. He chose Franklin, his tenth son. He sent him off to be educated as a clergyman....   [tags: views about mankind]

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The Rebellion Of Paxton Boys

- Unfortunately, the Pontiac Rebellion aggravated the brutal reaction of the “Paxton Boys” in the same year which led to the “Paxton Riots of 1763”. Paxton was a small frontier town in Pennsylvania, inhabited by mostly by Scotch-Irish Presbyterians. The town was known for political unrest during the Pontiac Rebellion and how it suffered many casualties in the French and Indian War. The frontiers have always wanted to defend themselves from incessant raids from the local Indians and political unrest during the Pontiac Rebellion of that same year; but disappointingly, their request for soldiers and guns was never taken seriously by the state legislators....   [tags: Thomas Jefferson, United States, Benjamin Franklin]

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Benjamin Franklin : The End Of His Life

- Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin was born January 17, 1706 in Boston Massachusetts. He was a writer, inventor and scientist. By the end of his life, Benjamin Franklin (1706– 1790) was one of the most recognized people in the Western Hemisphere (Chaplin, 2006, p.1). There were seventeen children raised in the Franklins home and Ben was child number fifteen. 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....   [tags: Benjamin Franklin]

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Ben Franklin : The Universal Model For Everyone Is Not So Clear

- There is no denying that Ben Franklin made his mark on the world and achieved more than most people dream of. Whether his model should be the universal model for everyone is not so clear. Ben Franklin was a man who planned for the future, worked hard, and cared greatly about what people thought of him. The problem with Ben Franklin is that he cared so much about what other people thought of him and would do anything to change the way other saw him so much so that his life is almost dictated by the views of others....   [tags: Benjamin Franklin, Virtue, American Enlightenment]

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What Did Ben Franklin Do And Why Did He Do It?

- 1. In your own words, what did Ben Franklin do and why did he do it. Provide adequate detail to demonstrate your understanding of his plan of action. Benjamin Franklin created a system of 13 virtues that if you went without fault in any of these areas you’ve reached moral perfection. He didn’t think he himself would be guilty in committing error in these areas but he conducted a trial on himself and found that he had fault in several areas. He then took the method of clearing one virtue a week for 13 to weeks to reach his goal of complete behavior modification....   [tags: Virtue, Benjamin Franklin, Operant conditioning]

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Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez : A Hero Of His Inner Circle Of Teammates

- Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez was a young Latino who had a passionate love for baseball. He was like any normal kid in the neighborhood apart from his strikingly athletic good looks, strong natural leadership and obsession with baseball. “Benny”, as his closest friends would call him, was a true hero to his inner circle of teammates. Especially to Scotty Smalls, as it was Benny who saved Scotty from a life sentence by retrieving his step father’s prized Babe Ruth autographed baseball from the jaws of the notorious junkyard “Beast” and making himself a neighborhood legend....   [tags: Baseball, Major League Baseball, Babe Ruth]

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Two Different Perspectives of Life Experiences with Indians

- Mary Rowlandson’s “A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson” and Benjamin Franklin’s “Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America” are two different perspectives based on unique experiences the narrators had with “savages.” Benjamin Franklin’s “Remarks Concerning the Savages…” is a comparison between the ways of the Indians and the ways of the Englishmen along with Franklin’s reason why the Indians should not be defined as savages. “A Narrative of the Captivity…” is a written test of faith about a brutally traumatic experience that a woman faced alone while being held captive by Indians....   [tags: God, benjamin franklin, mary rowlandson]

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Benjamin Franklin : A True American Citizen

- He was seen as a giant of a man, but he was only average height. He only spent eighty-four years on earth, but he was a man of many faces and served in many roles for our nation. He is the definitive symbol of a true American citizen. He is one of the most respected and identifiable people in America. From the 1700s to the 21st century, it is virtually impossible to find a resume that is comparable to his life. Even though his face appears on the one hundred dollar bill, he was not elected president of the United States....   [tags: Benjamin Franklin]

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Benjamin Franklin's "Arriving at Perfection"

- Perfection. Can any one person be perfect. Benjamin Franklin believed that he could accomplish this task. Benjamin Franklin was known for being a cognizant and diligent perfectionist. During his lifetime, many people were concerned with correcting themselves of any fault that they may have had. Benjamin Franklin did have an interesting way to proclaim how he, could show everyone how to be perfect. He believes that he can make himself perfect. Even though his ways of being perfect are not the same as everyone else's ideas, he still tries to show them he can be perfect....   [tags: American Literature]

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Biography on Benjamin Franklin

- On January 17, 1706, in Boston, Benjamin Franklin was born into this world. Josiah Franklin, his father, was a soap maker that had ten sons. Abiah Folger, Ben’s mother, was the second wife of Josiah. Benjamin had 17 siblings in all. When Ben was young he loved to read, so he became an apprentice to his brother James, a printer. As a 12-year-old Benjamin would sell their products in the street, after helping James compose pamphlets and set type. When Benjamin was fifteen his brother started the New England Courant....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Autobiography of Ben Franklin

- Benjamin Franklin was an exceptional intellectual and gifted personality. He went from being a poor uneducated young boy into a very intelligent and wealthy man. This was through his self improvement and determination in life. Franklin was a diplomat, printer, scientist, political philosopher and a writer. Throughout Franklin’s life, he worked on his self improvement so that others would learn from it. He improved his characters by writing the thirteen virtues which helped him. Benjamin Franklin was a genuine and a compassionate man who wanted to help others people....   [tags: american history, philadelphia]

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Ben Franklin Biography

- Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 17, 1706. He was one of the seventeen children of Josiah Franklin, a soap maker. Josiah’s second wife, Abiah Folger mothered young Benjamin. As a child, Benjamin loved to read and at twelve years of age was apprenticed to his older brother, James, who was a printmaker. The family decided this would be best for young Benjamin after his father could only afford one year of studies in clergy for his son. James soon after started The New England Courant, the first newspaper in Boston to include opinionated articles written by James’s friends....   [tags: Benjamin Franklin Biography]

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Analysis Of Benjamin Franklin And Thomas Jefferson

- Timeline 1743- In 1743 Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson formed the American Philosophical Society. Although the ideas that were brought through by the American Philosophical Society went against the religious views that were portrayed in the time period, it helped build the original teachings that we use today in philosophy, science, and human reason. 1779- Thomas Jefferson implements a two- track educational system that brings different regulations for the government to uphold with regards to “the laboring and the learned.” The regulations that this largely effected were ones that required to government to allow every citizen the right to gain an education....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, History of education]

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Benjamin Franklin the Inventor

- Benjamin Franklin the Inventor Benjamin Franklin is recognized as one of the greatest Americans ever. He contributed to the advancement of our country in many different ways. Since Franklin was a statesman, journalist, diplomat, inventor, and philosopher he was always in the middle of everything of importance. It is arguable which of these appositives best describes him. One thing that can not be disputed is that he is the greatest inventor ever. To be forty-two in Franklin’s time was to be well beyond middle age....   [tags: Papers]

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Historical And Contemporary Figures Of Benjamin Franklin And Ivy Lee

- Public relations have been a prominent aspect of society for millennia, dating back to 50 B.C. with Julius Caesar and referred by the Ancient Greeks as “semantikos”, which is the practice of persuading people into a belief or action (Witman, 2000). Public relations is still been influenced by the contributions of key historical and contemporary figures including Benjamin Franklin and Ivy Lee. In the early years of 50 B.C., the idea of persuading people to vote for a particular person was conceived....   [tags: Public relations, Propaganda, Edward Bernays]

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Ben Franklin

- Benjamin Franklin was a remarkably talented man. He started his life as a printers apprentice, but went much farther then there. He developed things that were far more advanced than the time. Benjamin Franklin's stove for example, for cold winter nights, and bifocal lenses for reading. Franklin tracked storms to help understand the horrible weather endured by the colonies. But gis study of electricity made him mist famous and he was known world wide as the founder of the lightning rod. Not only was Benjamin Franklin helpful in developing ideas for better living, he was also a strong force in developing the new nation of America....   [tags: Biography]

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The Story of Benjamin Franklin

- The Story of Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin seen by many is a statesman, philosopher, and an inventor. He was born on January 17, 1706. He was the true rags to riches story. In “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin”, he writes about his life in detail and tells how to become a good man. To compare Franklin’s early life to his older life is to compare an apple seed to an apple. Both of which, grow to become something great. While reading Franklin’s autobiography, one will see the hard ships of a little boy and the triumphs the little boy makes to become an American icon....   [tags: American History, Invention]

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Biography of Benjamin Franklin

- Benjamin Franklin led an influential life. He was a master of creation. He was a literary genius. Also he became a president. His invents are still used today and everyone loves them. Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17, 1706. He was the 10th son of Josiah Franklin and Abiah (Folger). Franklin’s father was a soap and candle maker. Benjamin’s father had hoped that Benjamin would enter into the clergy but he could not afford for his son to go to school for many years....   [tags: president, boston, government]

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The Bastard By John Jakes

- In his novel The Bastard, John Jakes tells the story of a young Frenchman named Phillipe Charboneau- the illegitimate son of the Duke of Kentland. Upon the death of the Duke, Phillipe is entitled to receive half of his estate, sharing it with the Duke’s legitimate son, Roger. When the Duke passes, Phillipe is denied his birthright by his father’s wife, Lady Jane Amberly. He is chased out of England and forced to go to London. While in London, it becomes apparent that he and his mother cannot stay for too long as it is not safe....   [tags: American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin]

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