The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1791) is an account of the life of the famous American statesman, philosopher, and writer, Benjamin Franklin, written between 1771 and 1790. It was originally written for his son William, then the Governor of New Jersey. The narrative is divided into four parts reflecting the different periods in which the parts were written. The work records Franklin's poverty, his rise to wealth through hard work, and his relations, travels, and adventures.
 

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This Autobiography was Franklins work in progress over the span of his life which included written correspondence with family and acquaintances. Its pretty much copied in text from his hand written ... Leer comentario completo

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I think we all learned a little about Benjamin Franklin in our history classes, such as his experiments with lightning, his inventions, and some of his public service achievements, as well as his ... Leer comentario completo

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INTRODUCTION
Other Books by the Author
ANCESTRY AND EARLY YOUTH IN BOSTON
BEGINNING LIFE AS A PRINTER
ARRIVAL IN PHILADELPHIA
FIRST VISIT TO BOSTON
EARLY FRIENDS IN PHILADELPHIA
FIRST VISIT TO LONDON
INTEREST IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS
DEFENSE OF THE PROVINCE
PUBLIC SERVICES AND DUTIES 17491753
ALBANY PLAN OF UNION
QUARRELS WITH THE PROPRIETARY GOVERNORS
BRADDOCKS EXPEDITION
FRANKLINS DEFENSE OF THE FRONTIER
SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS

BEGINNING BUSINESS IN PHILADELPHIA
BUSINESS SUCCESS AND FIRST PUBLIC SERVICE
PLAN FOR ATTAINING MORAL PERFECTION
POOR RICHARDS ALMANAC AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
AGENT OF PENNSYLVANIA IN LONDON
APPENDIX
About the Book
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One of 17 children, Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. He ended his formal education at the age of 10 and began working as an apprentice at a newspaper. Running away to Philadelphia at 17, he worked for a printer, later opening his own print shop. Franklin was a man of many talents and interests. As a writer, he published a colonial newspaper and the well-known Poor Richard's Almanack, which contains his famous maxims. He authored many political and economic works, such as The Way To Wealth and Journal of the Negotiations for Peace. He is responsible for many inventions, including the Franklin stove and bifocal eyeglasses. He conducted scientific experiments, proving in one of his most famous ones that lightning and electricity were the same. As a politically active citizen, he helped draft the Declaration of Independence and lobbied for the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. He also served as ambassador to France. He died in April of 1790 at the age of 84.

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