Benjamin Franklin Franklin wrote his autobiography in the form of an extended letter to his son. While recording the events of his life, he adds instructions for good living which makes this work America’s first “How to Succeed” book.
Benjamin Franklin Letters 1726-1757, Benjamin Franklin. Revised version of http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/1787 . Letters 1726-1757 Writings / Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 Lemay, J. A. Leo (Joseph A. Leo), 1935- p. 424-491 ; 21 cm. Literary Classics of the United States : Distributed to the trade in the U.S. and Canada by Viking New York 1987 Library of America ; 37
Benjamin Franklin In these selections from his Autobiography, Benjamin Franklin reflects upon his rise in the world and the self-taught lessons that brought his success.
“Franklin seems to have a unique appeal,” writes the historian Gordon S. Wood. “He seems the most accessible, the most democratic, and the most folksy of the Founders. . . . Indeed, perhaps no person in American history has taken on such emblematic and imaginative significance for Americans as has Franklin.”
Yet the man came late to his identity as an American, enjoying a wide circle of European contacts and living abroad more years than any other American leader.
In his famous Autobiography he displays the iconic American virtues of thrift, ambition, hard work, self-improvement, and common sense. But the promotion of good morals in his book was, observed the North American Review in 1818, a fraud. “The groundwork of his character, during this period, was bad; and the moral qualities, which contributed to his rise, were of a worldly and very profitable kind.” In other words, like many of the Founders, aspects of Franklin’s character remain something of a puzzle.
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Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington & John Adams The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States. This edition includes all of the amendments including the Bill of Rights. In addition, the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain and the Articles of Confederation, which was the initial legal agreement that formed the United States are also included in this edition.
Benjamin Franklin Experiments and Observations on Electricity fait à Philadelphie en Amérique par Benjamin Franklin était la quatrième publication de ses expériences révolutionnaires dans ce domaine. Le travail a été écrit avec l'intention de s'entretenir avec des scientifiques comme travaillant à l'étranger, pas de publier ses conclusions. Le livre couvre une variété de sujets, y compris les mathématiques, les phénomènes naturels (comme les théories sur la source de aurores boréales, les ouragans et les étoiles filantes), l'économie, la croissance de la population, et l'épidémie de 1752 de la variole à Boston.
Benjamin Franklin This is an essay written by Benjamin Franklin in 1758. It is a collection of adages and advice presented in Poor Richard's Almanac during its first 25 years of publication, organized into a speech given by Father Abraham to a group of people. Many of the phrases Father Abraham quotes continue to be familiar today. The essay's advice is based on the themes of work ethic and frugality. This book is considered to be the first American book on personal finance.
Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Constitutional Convention & Second Continental Congress Anthology of the most important documents of the United States of America especially formatted for digital readers with linked articles and amendments and also with The Constitutional Dictionary.
* The Constitution of the United States of America, with the Bill of Rights and all of the Amendments;
* The Declaration of Independence;
* The Articles of Confederation;
* The Port of Boston Act
Table of Contents:
1. The Declaration of Independence
2. The Constitution of the United States
2. Article I - The Legislative Branch
3. Article II - The Executive Branch
4. Article III - The Judicial Branch
5. Article IV - The States
6. Article V - Amendment Note
7. Article VI - Debts, Supremacy, Oaths
8. Article VII - Ratification Documents
9. The Amendments - Bill of Rights
3. The Boston Port Act
4. The Articles of Confederation
1. Misspellings in the U.S. Constitution
2. The Constitutional Dictionary
Benjamin Franklin Blessed with enormous talents and the energy and ambition to go with them, Franklin was a statesman, author, inventor, printer, and scientist. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and later was involved in negotiating the peace treaty with Britain that ended the Revolutionary War. He also invented bifocals, a stove that is still manufactured, a water-harmonica, and the lightning rod. Franklin's extraordinary range of interests and accomplishments are brilliantly recorded in his Autobiography, considered one of the classics of the genre. Covering his life up to his prewar stay in London as representative of the Pennsylvania Assembly, this charming self-portrait recalls Franklin's boyhood, his determination to achieve high moral standards, his work as a printer, experiments with electricity, political career, experiences during the French and Indian War, and more. Related in an honest, open, unaffected style, this highly readable account offers a wonderfully intimate glimpse of the Founding Father sometimes called "the wisest American."
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin compiled these pearls of wisdom on wealth and personal finance
from Poor Richard's Almanack. Today is 250th anniversary since the book fist
appeared as a pamphlet in 1758. Some proverbs from Benjamin Franklin's
Way to Wealth:
"There are no gains, without pains"
"One today is worth two tomorrows"
"Time is money"
"A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things"
"Get what you can, and what you get hold"
"Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is
"Have you somewhat to do tomorrow, do it today"
"The eye of a master will do more work than both his hands"
"Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and
Benjamin Franklin This autobiographic book of Benjamin Franklin by himself reflects his work culture and life culture that he had encountered and gone through. Apart from this , the book also provides a lot of good historic information, as well as the spirit that actually means than what is being taught at schools.
Benjamin Franklin This is a biographical book. Autobiography is addressed to Franklin's son William, at that time (1771) Royal Governor of New Jersey. While in England at the estate of the Bishop of St Asaph in Twyford, Franklin, now 65 years old, begins by saying that it may be agreeable to his son to know some of the incidents of his father's life; so with a week's uninterrupted leisure, he is beginning to write them down for William. He starts with some anecdotes of his grandfather, uncles, father and mother. He deals with his childhood, his fondness for reading, and his service as an apprentice to his brother James Franklin, a Boston printer and the publisher of the New England Courant. After improving his writing skills through study of the Spectator by Joseph Addison and Sir Richard Steele, he writes an anonymous paper and slips it under the door of the printing house by night. Not knowing its author, James and his friends praise the paper and it is published in the Courant, which encourages Ben to produce more essays (the 'Silence Do good' essays) which are also published. When Ben reveals his authorship, James is angered, thinking the recognition of his papers will make Ben too vain. James and Ben have frequent disputes and Ben seeks for a way to escape from working under James.