But it was only in the s that visions began to approach reality. The chief engineer of the bridge was Polish-born Ralph Modjeskithe design engineer was Leon Moisseiffand the supervising architect was Paul Philippe Cret.
Early life in Boston Franklin's birthplace on Milk StreetBoston, Massachusetts Franklin's birthplace site directly across from the Old South Meeting House is commemorated by a bust atop the second floor facade of this building. Among Benjamin's siblings were his older brother James and his younger sister Jane.
Josiah wanted Ben to attend school with the clergy, but only had enough money to send him to school for two years. He attended Boston Latin School but did not graduate; he continued his education through voracious reading.
Although "his parents talked of the church as a career"  for Franklin, his schooling ended when he was ten.
He worked for his father for a time, and at 12 he became an apprentice to his brother James, a printer, who taught Ben the printing trade. When Ben was 15, James founded The New-England Courantwhich was the first truly independent newspaper in the colonies.
When denied the chance to write a letter to the paper for publication, Franklin adopted the pseudonym of " Silence Dogood ", a middle-aged widow.
Dogood's letters were published, and became a subject of conversation around town. Neither James nor the Courant's readers were aware of the ruse, and James was unhappy with Ben when he discovered the popular correspondent was his younger brother. Franklin was an advocate of free speech from an early age.
When his brother was jailed for three weeks in for publishing material unflattering to the governor, young Franklin took over the newspaper and had Mrs.
Dogood quoting Cato's Letters proclaim: When he first arrived, he worked in several printer shops around town, but he was not satisfied by the immediate prospects.
After a few months, while working in a printing house, Franklin was convinced by Pennsylvania Governor Sir William Keith to go to London, ostensibly to acquire the equipment necessary for establishing another newspaper in Philadelphia.
Finding Keith's promises of backing a newspaper empty, Franklin worked as a typesetter in a printer's shop in what is now the Church of St Bartholomew-the-Great in the Smithfield area of London.
Following this, he returned to Philadelphia in with the help of Thomas Denham, a merchant who employed Franklin as clerk, shopkeeper, and bookkeeper in his business. The members created a library initially assembled from their own books after Franklin wrote: A proposition was made by me that since our books were often referr'd to in our disquisitions upon the inquiries, it might be convenient for us to have them altogether where we met, that upon occasion they might be consulted; and by thus clubbing our books to a common library, we should, while we lik'd to keep them together, have each of us the advantage of using the books of all the other members, which would be nearly as beneficial as if each owned the whole.
Franklin conceived the idea of a subscription librarywhich would pool the funds of the members to buy books for all to read. This was the birth of the Library Company of Philadelphia: InFranklin hired the first American librarian, Louis Timothee.
The Library Company is now a great scholarly and research library.Benjamin Franklin, also called Ben Franklin, pseudonym Richard Saunders, (born (From left to right) Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson discussing a draft his fellow Americans gave him one public eulogy—and that was delivered by his inveterate enemy the Rev.
William Smith, who passed over Franklin’s youth because it. Start studying HIS Chapter 2 and 3 Quiz. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. Captain John Smith: Ben Franklin emphasized the Enlightenment in: his passion for science and experimentation.
In the "triangular trade": New England shippers took rum to Africa and slaves to the West Indies.
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The following is an excerpt from a longer piece written by Benjamin Franklin about Once there were four lads John [Hancock], Paul [Revere], George [Washington], and Ben [Franklin]. Oh yes, there was also Tom [Jefferson], but he was annoyingly independent and hardly ever around.
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