Essays Tagged: "Franklin"

Benjamin Franklin

A critical outlook on Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography Good job!Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the st ... job!Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.-Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin was correct when he made up this now famous quote. In fact, his life was r ... ow famous quote. In fact, his life was run by this ideal, that you should live life to its fullest. Franklin did quite a lot in his lifetime, contributing many things to the advancement of science, te ...

(4 pages) 163 0 4.5 Sep/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was a remarkably talented man. He started his career as a simple printer apprentice, but we ... ce, but went far beyond the printers shop. He developed products that were far beyond the time. The Franklin stove for example, for cold winter nights and bifocal lenses for reading. Franklin tracked ... ost famous for he was known around the world as the inventor of the lightning rod. Not only was Ben Franklin helpful in developing ideas for better living, he was also a strong force in developing the ...

(4 pages) 170 0 4.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

13 virtues of Ben Franklin

chers the best way to be an integral part of society. If the list of thirteen virtues given by Ben Franklin were taught to the new generation of kids, I feel that in the future, society would be fil ... in the future? After a brief overview of the list I was not impressed. Maybe these would apply to Franklin's day but not to the twentieth century. With a few subtractions and additions the list of ...

(3 pages) 80 0 4.5 Feb/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The attitude for success...This is a real good essay for a teacher who always says"don't tell me what happend tell me why and how" Its basically his life before he helped make the US free

The Attitude For SuccessBenjamin Franklin is America's poster child for how to make it big in the United States. He is proof that wit ... y age nothing would ever be given to him and he would have to work hard for anything he would want. Franklins' rise to success is still used as an example on how to succeed in America today. Amoung al ... succeed, attitude toward inventing, and his attitude of public service are the reasons for Benjamin Franklin's rise to prominence.Benjamin Franklin was a winner in every sense of the word. Everytime h ...

(3 pages) 133 3 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Ben Franklin.

Ben Franklin ProfileBen Franklin, a very great man indeed, is also a very complex mind. He was a very so ... her political things. No one ever concentrated on his personality and the way he lived his life.Ben Franklin believed in moral perfection. The point was to concentrate on one virtue of the 13 virtues ... ou know he invented those himself. Back then the people of the 1770's pretty clothes and so did Ben Franklin. He wore a blouse on the inside of his coat, sometimes vests, a petticoat, and buckled shoe ...

(2 pages) 39 0 0.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Ben Franklin and Robert Fulghum use aphorisms in their writing.

in KindergartenAn aphorism is a short statement expressing a truth or clever observation. Benjamin Franklin and Robert Fulghum both used aphorisms in things they have written. Ben Franklin's "Poor Ri ... e same type of ideas on how to morally live your life.Living a balanced life is an aphorism used by Franklin and Fulghum. Although used in different context and in a slightly different way, they mean ...

(2 pages) 16 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

"Benjamin Franklin and his life" This is divide in 3 parts a part about his Talents and a part about His inventions so to speak and a part about his life all together.

1:) (His life) Benjamin Franklin, born January 17, 1706, was the 10th son, and 15th child, of 17 children in the Josiah Fran ... ap and candlemaker, who lived in Boston, Massachusetts with his second wife, Abiah Folger. Although Franklin learned to read at an early age, he only attended grammar school for two years. By the time ... ad at an early age, he only attended grammar school for two years. By the time he was 10 years old, Franklin was working for his father. However, he did not enjoy the candlemaking profession, and two ...

(8 pages) 135 4 4.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Benjamin Franklin Do you think it is possible to strive all your life to be morally perfect?

t is possible to strive all your life to be morally perfect? Well, in The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and aphorisms from Poor Richard's Almanac he believed in the perfectibility of man, and wis ... ility among others through their actions they could become successful and morally perfect. Benjamin Franklin was a man who journeyed through life striving to become morally perfect and the virtues he ...

(2 pages) 46 0 2.6 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Banjamins franklins thirteen virtues

In Benjamin Franklin's "The Autobiography", he explains that he wishes to be morally perfect. If humans exemplif ... all 13 virtues described in his autobiography then they would reach perfection. If I were to follow Franklins plan for perfection I would pick order, silence,Franklin describes silence as "speak not b ... profound can have beneficial outcomes and avoid "sticky situations".Another useful virtue is order. Franklin describes order as "let all your things have their places; let each part of your business h ...

(3 pages) 65 0 3.7 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An American Hero: Benjamin Franklin (works cited included)

bster dictionary defines a hero as a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities. Benjamin Franklin is an American hero and then some. His achievements have affected various aspects of Americ ... civil leader. He then became a scientist and then a public servant and finally a statesman.Benjamin Franklin only attended school for two years and then his dad decided he could not afford his son's e ...

(4 pages) 49 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Ben Franklin: How did the Enlightenment and Great Awakening influence him? How was Franklin exemplar of colonail life - does he fit rags to riches rule?

Benjamin Franklin was an extraordinary person even before he was a recognized figure in society and history. ... was an extraordinary person even before he was a recognized figure in society and history. Benjamin Franklin was a man who took full advantage of life's opportunities. Franklin knew what he wanted in ... ed in his own heart to be true and even today that is a rare thing.When answering the question, was Franklin typical or exemplar of colonial life, I would have to say he started out typical. He was bo ...

(4 pages) 51 1 4.3 Jul/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. Benjamin Franklin father "a soap maker named Benjam ... ia, then London then back again to Philadelphia where he stared his own printing office in 1728.Ben Franklin most famous experiment was flying a kite with a string that had a key attached to it. Light ... te with a string that had a key attached to it. Lighting struck it which created electrical charge. Franklin did not invent electricity but he did invent the lighting rod, which helps protect building ...

(2 pages) 27 0 5.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Autobiography of Ben Franklin

I agree that Benjamin Franklin's autobiography does indeed provide us with an insight into the evolution of the American w ... does indeed provide us with an insight into the evolution of the American way of thinking. For one, Franklin dismissed the belief that life should be wholly mandated by religious absolutes and instead ... nowledge with a practical approach, an American notion that has since become commonplace. Secondly, Franklins actions, or the way he handled certain situations throughout his political career during t ...

(5 pages) 54 0 0.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin's ideology, manipulation of language, and illustration assert that the ability to reason en ... h, and when it came hot out of the frying pan it smelled admirably well." In this extract Mr. Franklin expresses the fact that he disapproves the consumption of cod, since the fish have not, nor ... : his consumption of fish and its aftermath's which in this case are his justifications. Mr. Franklin's ability to reason enabled him to justify his incentive to eat fish. "I recollected, that ...

(2 pages) 485 0 0.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

American Character And Benjamin Franklin

Discuss the extent to which the writings of Benjamin Franklin can be seen to represent and/or undermine the idea of an American character Franklin althou ... acter is one of the most celebrated and prolific in American history; according to Charles Sanford, Franklin is "perceived as the national character "" more representative than [George] Washington or ... orge] Washington or [Abraham] Lincoln"� . Therefore I believe, that by principally examining Franklin's feted autobiography, one can investigate how and why a young runaway printer from Boston ...

(4 pages) 830 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ben Franklin

Franklin Paper Although Benjamin Franklin routinely practiced Quaker beliefs throughout his life, it ... e, it is apparent that his overall character was most inspired by his Puritan upbringing in Boston. Franklin epitomizes the beliefs and values of Americans mainly through Puritan ideology. Through mod ... the most successful and influential American's in history.In reading The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin , Franklin makes several references to the success or failure of an individual due to their ...

(3 pages) 8 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Benjamin Franklin – "An American Life" by Walter Isaacson: Book Review

on an everyday basis? Well this is all possible thanks ingenuity of one man whose name was Benjamin Franklin.Benjamin Franklin - An American Life by Walter Isaacson does not cease to remind the reader ... alter Isaacson does not cease to remind the reader of all the marvelous contributions that Benjamin Franklin has made to society. Before reading the biography, I thought of Franklin as a small, chubby ...

(6 pages) 32 0 5.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Ben franklin 2

Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography is broken up into four integral parts, all written during different periods ... fferent periods in Franklin's life. The first part, addressed to his son, William, was written when Franklin was sixty-five years old. Before he began the task of recording his past, Franklin carefull ... e to his readers. Eleven years later, this list somehow fell into the hands of Abel James who urged Franklin to finish writing his memoirs. In 1782, Franklin completed the second part of his autobiogr ...

(8 pages) 29 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Ben Frankilins Contributions To American Civilizat

Benjamin Franklin's Contributions to American Civilization Ben Franklin is one of a kind and master o ... of many. No other American, except maybe Thomas Jefferson, has done so many things so well. During Franklin's long and useful life, he was involved in may matters such as statesmanship and soapmaking ... p and soapmaking, book-printing and cabbage-growing, and the rise of tides and the fall of empires. Franklin wrote a prose of great charm and precision, full of irony, even self-depreciation, but his ...

(8 pages) 27 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Ben Frankilin

Throughout grade school I have been taught that Benjamin Franklin was a respectable and confident man. A man who was known for his scientific abilities, his ... ities, his stature in politics, his farming and including many other things, his work as a printer. Franklin was known as a jack of all trades who had very few flaws, if any. Yet, after reading Richar ... s's article about this great man, I have been persuaded otherwise. This article points out Benjamin Franklin's habits with women, his views on slavery and his fear of confrontations.Ben Franklin has b ...

(3 pages) 710 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History