Benjamin franklin on july 26, 1775, benjamin franklin became the first postmaster general of the united states, a position he held under the british crown before the revolution.
Benjamin franklin and slavery in 1748, franklin acquired the first of his slaves to work in the new home and in the print shop franklin’s views on slavery evolved over the following decades to the point that he considered the institution inherently evil, and thus, he freed his slaves in the 1760s. Benjamin franklin was born on january 17, 1706 in boston in what was known as the massachusetts bay colony he was born on a small house on 17 milk street, across the street from the old meeting house. Works of the late doctor benjamin franklin: consisting of his life written by himself, together with essays, humorous, moral & literary, chiefly in the manner of the spectator in two volumes benjamin franklin. The brilliant life of benjamin franklin bill federer recounts enormous accomplishments of elderly patriot yet the work itself shall not be lost, for it will as he believ’d appear once more.
Benjamin franklin wrote two influential books in his time: poor richard's almanack, the first series of almanacs, and his autobiography this quiz tests your knowledge of these works this quiz. Benjamin franklin's autobiography is both an important historical document and franklin's major literary work it was not only the first autobiography to achieve widespread popularity, but after two hundred years remains one of the most enduringly popular examples of the genre ever written. The papers of benjamin franklin, which was founded with the goal of publishing the definitive edition of franklin’s writings, will celebrate the birthday of its namesake with an open house on wednesday, jan 17 showcasing its work and the collection in which it is housed — which is considered to.
James franklin needed an apprentice and so benjamin franklin was bound by law to serve his brother, at the age of thirteen new england courant james franklin was the editor and printer of the new england courant, the fourth newspaper published in the colonies. Early life benjamin franklin was born on 17 milk street, boston, massachusetts bay at 8 years old young benjamin franklin started attending south grammar school (boston latin) showing early talent moving from the middle of the class to the top of it within a year his father sent him to work with his brother james as an apprentice he. The life and works of benjamin franklin benjamin franklin was never elected president, but he became one of its ablest statesmen and influential citizens a great wit, a legendarily hard worker, a charming diplomat, a tireless inventor, and a steadfast patriot, franklin spent his life in service to his.
Benjamin franklin frs frse (january 17, 1706 [os january 6, 1705] – april 17, 1790) was an american polymath and one of the founding fathers of the united statesfranklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomatas a scientist, he was a major figure in the american.
The life and times of benjamin franklin, beginning with his parents, his birth, his childhood and his eventual move from boston to philadelphia william bradford, could give him no work benjamin then set out for philadelphia on a sunday morning in october 1723, a tired and hungry boy landed upon the market street wharf, philadelphia, and. The papers of benjamin franklin will host an open house, 10 am through 2 pm on wednesday, jan 17 in rm 230 of sterling memorial library open house will celebrate the life and works of benjamin franklin | yalenews.