Benjamin Franklin & American Revolution

Benjamin Franklin (April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. The American Revolution was the political upheaval during the last half of the 18th century in which Thirteen Colonies in North America joined together to break free from the British Empire, combining to become the United States of America. 5.0/5

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In Amistad, The Last Battle of the American Revolution (1997), John Quincy Adams: [to the U.S Supreme Court] "James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington... John Adams. We've long resisted asking you for guidance. Perhaps we have feared in doing so, we might acknowledge that our individuality, which we so, so revere, is not entirely our own. Perhaps we've feared an... an appeal to you might be taken for weakness. But, we've come to understand, finally, that this is not so. We understand now, we've been made to understand, and to embrace the understanding... that who we are *is* who we were. We desperately need your strength and wisdom to triumph over our fears, our prejudices, ourselves. Give us the courage to do what is right. And if it means Civil War? Then let it come. And when it does, may it be, finally, the last battle of the American Revolution."
If the American Revolution was occurring today, Thomas Jefferson would be a fringe blogger, Benjamin Franklin would be a dot com billionaire, George Washington would have been given early retirement as a major (at best), and Thomas Paine would be in Russia hiding from the NSA.
Revolutionaries in really need to take a moment and reflect on the words of Benjamin Franklin from the American Revolution: "We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
Benjamin Franklin, Silas Deane and Arthur Lee present themselves to France's King Louis XVI as official representatives of the United States on this day in 1778. Louis XVI was skeptical of the fledgling republic, but his dislike of the British eventually overcame these concerns and France officially recognized the United States in February 1778. Some of the great ironies of the American Revolution lay in the relationship between the new United States and the French. In 1774, when Parliament decided to offer religious toleration and judicial autonomy to French-speaking Catholics in Quebec, North American colonists expressed horror at the notion of empowered French Catholics on their borders. In 1778, though, Franklin, Deane and Lee, all proponents of democratic government, were delighted at the prospect that the French Catholic monarchy, ruling by divine right, would come to their aid in a war against British Parliamentary rule. As for the French, they had recently been dealt a humiliating defeat in the Se ...
This is a painting of the Treaty of Paris (1783), which ended the American Revolution. The artist is Benjamin West. These people are part of the American delegation, which included Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, John Adams, Henry Laurens and William Temple Franklin. The painting, though, as can be seen, was never completed. Why?
Feb 20, 1792: George Washington signs the Postal Service Act On this day in 1792, President George Washington signs legislation creating the U.S. Postal Service. Prior to the American Revolution, correspondence between parties depended largely upon hired private couriers, friends and the help of merchants. Individual colonies set up informal Post Offices in taverns and shops where horse-drawn carriages or riders would pick up and drop off mail en route. In 1707, the British government established the position of Postmaster General to better coordinate Postal Service in the colonies, though the business was still conducted largely by private individuals. In 1737, a 31-year-old American colonist named Benjamin Franklin took over as Postmaster General and oversaw the colonial Postal Service from England until he was dismissed for subversive acts on behalf of the rebellious colonies in 1774. Franklin then returned to America and helped create a rival postal system for the emerging nation. Based on Franklin's ...
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (1764 - 1781) By the mid 1700's Britain was at its height of power, but was also heavily in debt. Since the creation of the Bank of England, they had suffered four costly wars and the total debt now stood at £140,000,000, (which in those days was a lot of money). In order to make their interest payments to the bank, the British government set about a programme to try to raise revenues from their American colonies, largely through an extensive programme of taxation. There was a shortage of material for minting coins in the colonies, so they began to print their own paper money, which they called Colonial Script. This provided a very successful means of exchange and also gave the colonies a sense of identity. Colonial Script was money provided to help the exchange of goods. It was debt free paper money not backed by gold or silver. During a visit to Britain in 1763, The Bank of England asked Benjamin Franklin how he would account for the new found prosperity in the colonies. Frankli ...
Some ChuckTown black history..Henry Laurens (1724-1792) Henry Laurens was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in the year 1724. He took an early part in opposing the arbitrary claims of Great Britain, at the commencement of the American Revolution. In 1776 , he was made vice president of South Carolina under the new constitution and elected a delegate to the Continental Congress, later he was elected President of Congress on Nov. 1, 1777. His tenure as president of the Continental Congress was during one of most stormy periods in the Revolutionary War. In 1780, on his way to negotiate a treaty with the United Netherlands, he was captured by a British vessel and sent to Great Britain where he was imprisoned on suspicion of high treason. Freed some 15 months later, he was commissioned by congress as one of the ministers to negotiate peace. He then went to Paris, where, with John Jay and Benjamin Franklin, he signed the preliminaries of the treaty, 30 November 1782. He later retired to his plantation in Char ...
It’s Freethinkers Day (also known as Thomas Paine Day)! Freethinkers Day celebrates the life and work of Thomas Paine, who was born on this day in 1737. Paine came to America in 1774 at the request of Benjamin Franklin. Throughout his life, he wrote many influential books and pamphlets including The Age of Reason, The Rights Of Man, and Common Sense. Each of these works brought public attention to key issues and helped establish the philosophical foundation for the American Revolution. Paine's writing inspired many people to strive for political, economic, and social advancement. He was also one of the first people to call for an end to slavery and universal human rights. Freethinkers Day has been celebrated since the 1990s. Its purpose is to educate people about Paine's work and the importance of freethinking and freedom. To celebrate the occasion, pick up a copy of Common Sense and take a moment to appreciate your civil liberties!
Jan 25, 1776: First national memorial is ordered by Congress On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress authorizes the first national Revolutionary War memorial in honor of Brigadier General Richard Montgomery, who had been killed during an assault on Quebec on December 31, 1775. Montgomery, along with Benedict Arnold, led a two-pronged invasion of Canada in late 1775. Before joining Arnold at Quebec, Montgomery successfully took Montreal. But the Patriot assault on Quebec failed, and Montgomery became one of the first generals of the American Revolution to lose his life on the battlefield. When word of his death reached Philadelphia, Congress voted to create a monument to Montgomery's memory and entrusted Benjamin Franklin to secure one of France's best artists to craft it. Franklin hired King Louis XV's personal sculptor, Jean Jacques Caffieri, to design and build the monument. Upon its completion in 1778, the Montgomery memorial was shipped to America and arrived at Edenton, North Carolina, where it ...
Today in history: January 17, 1706 Benjamin Franklin Born On this day in 1706 American statesman, inventor, author and printer, satirist, politician, and diplomat Benjamin Franklin was born. Franklin invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove and a variety of other devices such as a fore-runner of the car odometer. He instituted the first public lending library and the first fire department in America. As a diplomat, he convinced the French to support the American Revolution. He was an early abolitionist and the Postmaster General under the Continental Congress. He died in 1790 having played a pivotal role in the birth of the American nation.
A revolutionary like Phan Boi Chau and Carlos Fonseca Amador. The first African American abolitionist, David Walker, wrote a direct, and honest diatribe against the institution of slavery in America. In it, he laid out a meticulous and thoroughly supported argument with a plethora of Western sources, in which he averred slavery in America was worse than any form of slavery in the annals of time. Furthermore, he countered the media silence and oppressive government control of information that marginalized slavery's horrible effects by copying the accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin and Paul Revere during the American Revolution via distributing such a provocative pamphlet through discreet channels of communication and logistics which were unknown to the white majority population. He also aggrandized and reminded the African American population of the heroes of Africa such as Hannibal to reinvigorate the pride and rich history of African Americans' heritage of resistance to injustice and oppression and to ...
The Square and Compasses are True or false? The Masons are a Secret Society. "No. That's false," said UCLA history professor Margaret Jacob, one of the world's leading experts on Freemasonry. True or false? Freemasonry is a religion. No, said Jacob. True or false? Masons were behind the American Revolution. "False, false, false," she said. "Okay, but what about on the dollar bill? The eye and pyramid?" asked Rocca. "Oh, yeah, the eye, yeah," said Jacob. "Everybody says it's Masonic. In fact, it's commonplace in the 18th century, that particular set of symbols." True! Freemasons laid the cornerstone of America -- well, at least some of its most iconic structures, like the National Cathedral in Washington and the Statue of Liberty. 9 things you didn't know about Freemasonry So what is Freemasonry? Simply put, it's the world's oldest and largest fraternity. Its membership is a Who's Who of world history -- George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Winston Churchill, Mozart, Davy Crockett, Franklin Roosevelt ...
The surprising ages of the Founding Fathers on July 4, 1776 AUG 13 2013 For the Journal of the American Revolution, Todd Andrlik compiled a list of the ages of the key participants in the Revolutionary War as of July 4, 1776. Many of them were surprisingly young: Marquis de Lafayette, 18 James Monroe, 18 Gilbert Stuart, 20 Aaron Burr, 20 Alexander Hamilton, 21 Betsy Ross, 24 James Madison, 25 This is kind of blowing my mind...because of the compression of history, I'd always assumed all these people were around the same age. But in thinking about it, all startups need young people...Hamilton, Lafayette, and Burr were perhaps the Gates, Jobs, and Zuckerberg of the War. Some more ages, just for reference: Thomas Jefferson, 33 John Adams, 40 Paul Revere, 41 George Washington, 44 Samuel Adams, 53 The oldest prominent participant in the Revolution, by a wide margin, was Benjamin Franklin, who was 70 years old on July 4, 1776. Franklin was a full two generations removed from the likes of Madison and Hamilton. B ...
Today In History, November 13 • 1553 - Lady Jane Grey goes on trial for treason in England. She had been queen of England for nine days. • 1659 - South Africa: The first ripe cherry is picked in the gardens of the Dutch East India Company in Cape Town. • 1775 - During the American Revolution, US forces capture Montreal. • 1789 - American inventor Benjamin Franklin writes a letter to a friend in which he says, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." • 1805 - Johann George Lehner, a Viennese butcher, invents a recipe and calls it the 'frankfurter'. • 1832 - The first streetcar - a horse-drawn vehicle called the John Mason - goes into operation in New York City. • 1881 - Charles J Guiteau goes on trial for assassinating US President James A Garfield. • 1884 - South Africa: The British flag is hoisted at St Lucia on the Natal north coast. 1900 – 1980 • 1918 - Republic of Austria is proclaimed. • 1925 - South Africa: Diamonds are discovered south of Port ...
Charles Rappleye, quoting Benjamin Franklin: "All property, indeed, except the savage's temporary cabin, his bow, his matchcoat, and other little acquisitions... seems to me to be the creature of public convention. Hence the public has the right of regulating descents and all other conveyances of property." All "superfluous" property, he insisted, "is the property of the public, who by their laws have created it, and who may therefore by other laws dispose of it, whenever the public welfare shall demand... He that does not like civil society on these terms, let him retire and live among the savages." From Rappleye's biography of Robert Morris, the nation's first chief executive, during the American Revolution.
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11/04/2013 Lemberg 1. Before the American Revolution, what groups of people had the power to make laws and vote? "No new social class came to power through the door of the American revolution. The men who engineered the revolt were largely members of the colonial ruling class." George Washington was the richest man in America. John Hancock was a prosperous Boston merchant. Benjamin Franklin was a wealthy printer. And so on. The huge landholdings of the Loyalists had been one of the great incentives to Revolution. Lord Fairfax in Virginia had more than 5 million acres encompassing twenty-one counties. Lord Baltimore's income from his Maryland holdings exceeded 30,000 pounds a year. After the Revolution, Lord Fairfax was protected; he was a friend of George Washington. But other Loyalist holders of great estates, especially those who were absentees, had their land confiscated. In New York, the number of free holding small farmers increased after the Revolution, and there were fewer tenant farmers, who had c ...
26 October is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. On this day in the year: 306 – Martyrdom of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki 1597 – Imjin War: Admiral Yi Sun-sin routs the Japanese Navy of 300 ships with only 13 ships at the Battle of Myeongnyang. 1640 – The Treaty of Ripon is signed, restoring peace between Scotland and Charles I of England. 1689 – General Piccolomini of Austria burned down Skopje to prevent the spread of cholera. He died of cholera himself soon after. 1774 – The First Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1775 – King George III of Great Britain goes before Parliament to declare the American colonies in rebellion, and authorized a military response to quell the American Revolution. 1776 – Benjamin Franklin departs from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution. 1795 – The French Directory, a five-man revolutionary government, is created. 1811 – The Argentine governmen ...
George Washington and Benjamin Franklin are household names in the US. They are symbols of the american revolution.
“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.” – Patrick Henry, Founding Father “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” – George Washington, First President “The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity.” – John Adams, Second President “The highest glory of the American Revolution is this; it connected, in one dissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.” – John Quincy Adams, Sixth President “I have lived, sir, a long time and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth—that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot call to the ground without His notice, is it probably that an empire can rise without His aid?” – Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father “I am a real Ch ...
Thomas Paine (January 29, 1737 [1](NS February 9, 1737) – June 8, 1809) was an English-American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary. As the author of two highly influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, he inspired the Patriots in 1776 to declare independence from Britain.[2] His ideas reflected Enlightenment era rhetoric of transnational human rights.[3] He has been called "a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination."[4] Born in Thetford, England, in the county of Norfolk, Paine emigrated to the British American colonies in 1774 with the help of Benjamin Franklin and he arrived in time to participate in the American Revolution. His principal contributions were the powerful, widely read pamphlet Common Sense (1776), the all-time best-selling American book that advocated colonial America's independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and The American Crisis (1776–83), a pro-revolutionary pamphlet series. Com ...
The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), the American War of Independence,[8] or simply the Revolutionary War in the United States, began as a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Thirteen Colonies, but gradually grew into a World War between Britain on one side and the newly formed United States, France, Netherlands, Spain, and Mysore on the other. The main result was an American victory and European recognition of the independence of the United States, with mixed results for the other powers. The war was the result of the political American Revolution. The British Parliament insisted it had the right to tax colonists to finance the colonies' military defense, which had become increasingly expensive due to the French and Indian Wars. The colonies argued that they already spent much through local government to maintain their place in the British Empire, with Benjamin Franklin appearing before the British Parliament testifying "The Colonies raised, clothed, and paid, during the last war, n ...
- When did the Continental Congress first meet? The Continental Congress first met on September 5, 1774 at Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia. Shortly after the gathering of delegates the Reverend Jacob Duché officially prayed. This tradition has been continued throughout the centuries. - Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence? The Continental Congress appointed a committee of five to write the Declaration (Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman), but the others selected Thomas Jefferson to be the primary author; Adams and Franklin made a few additions. - How many Founding Fathers signed both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution? Six: Benjamin Franklin, George Clymer, Robert Morris, George Read, Roger Sherman, and James Wilson - How many of the 56 signers of the Declaration died before the Peace Treaty of 1783 was signed to officially end the American Revolution? Nine: Button Gwinnett, John Hart, Joseph Hewes, Philip ...
JUNE 12 - 1775 – American Revolution: British general Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts. The British offer a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms. There would be only two exceptions to the amnesty: Samuel Adams and John Hancock, if captured, were to be hanged. 1939 – The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York. 1942 – Holocaust: Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday. 1943 – Holocaust: Germany liquidates the Jewish Ghetto in Brzeżany, Poland (now Berezhany, Ukraine). 1,180 Jews are led to the city's old Jewish graveyard and shot. 1978 – David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam" killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.
Today in History. What a great piece of history. Declaration of Independence The Road to Its Adoption Official acts that colonists considered infringements upon their rights had previously led to the Stamp Act Congress (1765) and to the First Continental Congress (1774), but these were predominantly conservative assemblies that sought redress from the crown and reconciliation, not independence. The overtures of the First Continental Congress in 1774 came to nothing, discontent grew, and as the armed skirmishes at Lexington and Concord (Apr. 19, 1775) developed into the American Revolution, many members of the Second Continental Congress of Philadelphia followed the leadership of John Hancock, John Adams, and Samuel Adams in demanding independence. The delegates from Virginia and North Carolina were in fact specifically instructed on independence and on June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee called for a resolution of independence. On June 11, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert R. Livingston ...
Travel back in time with Benjamin Franklin's teenage reporters as they confront the real and physical dangers of the American Revolution. Trapped in opposite sides of the war - James an American colonist and Sarah a young English reporter are forced to choose between friendship and allegiance to ...
The diplomatic correspondence of the American Revolution, being the letters of Benjamin Franklin, Silas Deane,...
Had to still this: The Truth About Democracy: Our forefathers despised democracy and felt that it was the worst form of gov't ever tried.. "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!" ~ Benjamin Franklin, leader of the American Revolution "We are a Republican Government. Real liberty is never found in despotism or in the extremes of Democracy... It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity." ~ Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury to George Washington, author of the Federalist Papers "Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." ~ John Adams, 2 ...
General Casimir Pulaski (1745-1779) Casimir Pulaski, son of Count Joseph Pulaski, was born in Warsaw, Poland, on March 6, 1745. At the age of fifteen, he joined his father and other members of the Polish nobility in opposing the Russian and Prussian interference in Polish affairs. Outlawed by Russia for his actions on behalf of Polish liberty, he traveled to Paris where he met Benjamin Franklin, who induced him to support the colonies against England in the American Revolution. Pulaski, impressed with the ideals of a new nation struggling to be free, volunteered his services. Franklin wrote to George Washington describing the young Pole as "an officer renowned throughout Europe for the courage and bravery he displayed in defense of his country's freedom." In 1777, Pulaski arrived in Philadelphia where he met General Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. Later, at Brandywine, he came to the aid of Washington's forces and distinguished himself as a brilliant military tactician. For his eff ...
FACT: Benjamin Franklin’s A Head of its Time Genius: During the American Revolution the Colonial Navy was getting their butts kicked by the British Blockades. So Franklin proposed serious plans for Advanced Weaponry something out of Buck Rogers. Franklin proposed they that Colonial Navy be supplied with Concave parabolic mirrors about 3 feet in diameter these in turn would capture and focus sunbeams into a laser strength magnification and in the blue prints could direct a 100 yard high power beams of light to set fire to British Navy sailing vessels. The First Lasers! Yet the Colonials did not have the craftsmen nor the resources to get the idea off into production but Franklin’s first drafts of his 1700s Laser can be still found among his collected documents and letters.
Heresy?? You decide: Warmongering Private Banks By Michael Sojourner Stowell "The United States fought the American Revolution primarily over King George III's Currency Act, which forced the colonists to conduct their business using only printed bank notes borrowed from the Bank of England at interest. After the revolution, the new United States adopted a radically different economic system in which the government issued its own value-based money, so that private banks like the Bank of England were not siphoning off the wealth of the people through interest-bearing bank notes. "The refusal of King George 3rd to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system, which freed the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators, was probably the prime cause of the revolution." -- Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father Just one year after Mayer Amschel Rothschild had uttered his infamous "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws", the bankers succeeded in setting up a ...
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Natural Philosophy or Natural Religion, as well as science, recognize that both masculine and feminine forces are necessary for the Creation of the physical Universe, whether visible or invisible to our senses. Science refers to these two forces as “Light” and “Energy”; ancient and natural religions refer to them as “God and Goddess.” The two can be seen as parts of a Single Whole, which is Creative Energy – Power and Wisdom – aka, God. The underlying philosophy of Freemasonry is a bit more difficult to pin down. It is, after all, a “Secret Society.” Now public, however, are their symbols and ceremonies, most of which are easily decoded with a little knowledge of mythology and ancient history. We also know that that some of the best known participants in the American Revolution were Freemasons: Ethan Allen, Edmund Burke, John Claypool, William Dawes, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, John Paul Jones, Robert Livingston, Paul Revere, Colonel Benjamin Tupper, and George Washington. Of the ...
Good afternoon fb family its black history. Month did you know? That the golftee was was patented by African American George F. Grant in 1899 Grant was Harvard - educated dentist. The first formal protest against slavery was signed by four Mennonite men in Germantown Pa on February 18,1688. The first abolitionists group,the Pennsylvania society for the Abolition of Slavery was formed in Philadelphia by Quakers in 1775 .Benjamin Franklin was its first president. In 1777 ,Vermont. ,which was not even a state during the American Revolution abolished slavery. In 1780 Pennsylvania became the first state to abolish slavery .
a decade before the American Revolution, Britain went into a recession and began to recall gold and silver back home to pay off debts and negotiate a new budget,, this left the colonies with plenty of product but no money to trade with,, so they printed up their own currencies where low and behold, their economies began to boom,, after a while though, most of them printed too much paper, which of course lead to inflation everywhere but in Pennsylvania where a very wise printer named Benjamin Franklin was careful to only print enough currency into the economy to keep everyone employed without going over the edge and causing inflation,, when he was called to England to explain why his economy was booming when England was suffering, he explained why,, so the Bank of England made rules that forced an end to his paper printing, after which unemployment rose and the recession came back,, this is the true story behind the inspiration for the American Revolution,, after it was won, the colonies went back to print ...
Benjamin Franklin was nearly 70 years old at the start of the American Revolution.
As the American Revolution grew, the snake began to see more use as a symbol of the colonies. In 1774, Paul Revere added it to the title of his paper, the Massachusetts Spy, as a snake joined to fight a British dragon.[4] In December 1775, Benjamin Franklin published an essay in the Pennsylvania Journal under the pseudonym American Guesser in which he suggested that the rattlesnake was a good symbol for the American spirit: "I recollected that her eye excelled in brightness, that of any other animal, and that she has no eye-lids—She may therefore be esteemed an emblem of vigilance.—She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders: She is therefore an emblem of magnanimity and true courage.—As if anxious to prevent all pretensions of quarreling with her, the weapons with which nature has furnished her, she conceals in the roof of her mouth, so that, to those who are unacquainted with her, she appears to be a most defenseless animal; and even when those weapons are shewn and extende ...
AMERICAN MINUTE with Bill Federer January 23rd On this day, January 23, 1789, John Carroll founded Georgetown University. But who was John Carroll? He was the first Catholic bishop in the United States, and the cousin of the wealthiest citizen in America, Charles Carroll, the last surviving signer of the Declaration. In 1776, the Continental Congress asked John Carroll to be part of a commission, which included Benjamin Franklin, to enlist the aid of Canada in the cause of the American Revolution. Bishop John Carroll wrote: “Freedom and independence, acquired by… and cemented with the mingled blood of Protestant and Catholic fellow-citizens, should be equally enjoyed by all.” Federer, B. (2003). American minute. St. Louis, MO: Amerisearch, Inc.
With all of the controversy surrounding the Freemasons in Europe, it was no surprise that they would want to seek out friendlier shores. In the 1700s, the Freemasons came to America with other colonists and set up lodges in Boston and Philadelphia (although they remained under the control of an English Provincial Grand Master). In 1731, Benjamin Franklin joined the Philadelphia lodge, and he became its Master three years later. George Washington was initiated as a Freemason in 1752. As the fledgling nation was preparing to throw off the shackles of British rule, the Freemasons were reportedly stirring the fire of revolt. A story exists that Freemasons were among the dozens of men who, dressed as Native Americans, boarded three British ships in Boston Harbor on December 16, 1773 and dumped hundreds of crates of tea into the water, setting off the American Revolution. Whether Freemasons actually were involved in the Boston Tea Party is a matter of some speculation, but there is no doubt that they were among ...
Essential Factors In Liberty's Kids (6-User Lab Pack) for Mac,Win - Some Insights Liberty's Kids immerses students in the colonial adventures of Sara Phillips and James Hiller, two fictional print shop apprentices, as they get swept up in the history of the American Revolution. Beginning at Benjamin Franklin's print shop in Philadelphia, students embark on a journalistic exploration of seven historical events. Each event leads them on a different re playable quest as they pursue the latest scoop for the front page of the Pennsylvania Gazette daily newspaper. Students experience what it was like to be involved in this seminal time in history while exploring compelling locations, collecting interesting items, and interviewing fascinating historical figures such as George Washington, Abigail Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. Features: Seven challenging re playable events build historical knowledge, critical thinking, and writing skills: the Boston Tea Party, Lexington and Concord, Declaration of Independence, ...
On this day in American History, In 1776, during the American Revolution, the St. James Chronicle of London carries an item announcing "The very identical Dr. Franklyn [Benjamin Franklin], whom Lord Chatham [former leading parliamentarian and colonial supporter William Pitt] so much caressed, and used to say he was proud in calling his friend, is now at the head of the rebellion in North America." In 1851, Moby *** a novel by Herman Melville about the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod, is published by Harper & Brothers in New York. Moby *** is now considered a great classic of American literature and contains one of the most famous opening lines in fiction: "Call me Ishmael." Initially, though, the book about Captain Ahab and his quest for a giant white whale was a flop. In 1862, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln approves of General Ambrose Burnside's plan to capture the Confederate capital Richmond, Virginia. This was an ill-fated move, as it led to the disastrous Battle of Fred .. ...
Ben Franklin saved the American Revolution by seducing French Women. A *** love affair between President James Buchanan and Senator William King aided the secession movement. Woodrow Wilson’s girlfriend dictated his letters to the German Kaiser. And *** relationships inspired Eleanor R...
The American Revolution occurs at a very opportune time for the rag tag rebels that make up the movement. The ending of The Seven Years War had found France the loser. This ignominious defeat sets the stage for French action during the American Revolution. The Frogs wanted pay back, and more than that they wanted a return to their rightful place as a super power in international relations. It is this need to regain their pride that opens the doors for American entireties for French aid, and it is what piques the interest of French power brokers towards the American cause. But it was the Americans who needed France, and so they sent diplomatic delegations to beseech The Crown for aide and alliance. And when a young America looked for a man capable of carrying such a momentous charge there was only one answer, Americas only diplomat and its greatest celebrity; Benjamin Franklin. Franklin would play an immensely important role in the fight for independence happenin a thousand miles away across the sea, and u ...
School, as it was built, is an essential support system for a model of social engineering that condemns most people to be subordinate stones in a pyramid that narrows at it ascends to a terminal of control. School is an artifice that makes such a pyramidical social order seem inevitable, even though such a premise is a fundamental betrayal of the American Revolution. From Colonial days through the period of the Republic we had no schools to speak of--read Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography for an example of a man who had no time to waste in school. --John Taylor Gatto. Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
My family are now members of Daughters of the American Revolution. It was all verified by official documents. There is a New Member Tea Sunday, and several of my cousins and aunts will be there, so I am invited to be there to greet them and make them feel welcome. All this is thanks to my cousin Patty in Missouri and her father (my uncle) who completed all the documents and verifications. Our ancester corresponded with Benjamin Franklin, and also had an official document to be delivered to George Washington. I attended an art workshop all week, and loved the instructor, the presentations and demonstrations. I was in my second juried art show in June, and in my first one-person show the month of July.
These Ben Franklin Quotes come from his own writings during the time of the American Revolution and reveal his opinions about marriage, the Bible, immigration and more.
George Washington & Benjamin Franklin on the Jews "Benjamin Franklin was already an elder statesman at the time of the American Revolution. And his years had certainly brought him wisdom, for he knew of the Jews' nature, and he had the courage to warn his fellows about them. Benjamin Franklin's warning to the Constitutional Convention in 1789 concerning the Jews has been called a marvel of prophecy. But, really, Franklin was only giving voice to an opinion, informed by his knowledge of the Jewish people. This prophecy was recorded by Charles Pinckney of Charleston, South Carolina, and the original notes of Mr. Pinckney are said to be held at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. "I fully agree with General Washington, that we must protect this young nation from an insidious influence and impenetration. The menace, gentlemen, is the Jews. In whatever country Jews have settled in any great numbers, they have lowered its moral tone; depreciated its commercial integrity; have segregated themselves and have ...
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I looked up why we say the phrase quitting 'Cold Turkey'. Here's the not quite historically correct answer I found on Yahoo Answers: Because the phrase "Cold Turkey" isn't something that really invokes emotions of positivity from people who hear it. If you came home and you were like, "Hey Ma! What's for dinner?" and she says "Cold Turkey", you'd probably just be like *** Studies show that the phrase *** is repeated several times throughout the withdrawal process, so in 1775 (shortly before the American Revolution), Benjamin Franklin finally kicked the habit and most historians agree, he was a better shot with the AK-47 after he had been sober for about a year. He relapsed shortly afterward, and during this time period he invented lightning and decided to campaign for the TURKEY as the bird that everyone eats during Thanksgiving because, really, who would eat Turkey otherwise? They have like... a sac hanging from their chin. That's awkward. Everyone withdraws, in a way, after Thanksgiving. I might have ...
"They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security." Benjamin Franklin "Every step we take towards making the State our Caretaker of our lives, by that much we move toward making the State our Master." Dwight D. Eisenhower "If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." Samuel Adams "We the People are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts--not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution." Abraham Lincoln "This is the issue of this election: whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan for ou ...
On St. Louis Bott Radio (1320) Thur, Sept 27; 1:30 PM - Mat Staver, founder, leader of “Liberty Counsel” (www.lc.org) & Dean of Liberty Law School re importance of believers registering to vote … and then voting. “Registering to vote is not political. Many pastors, churches are registering people to vote in their church services.” We only have two more Sunday services to get all our people to register to vote their consciences in the 2012 Nov election, the voting registration deadline being 30 days before the election, which is Monday October 8th!! Are you, all your friends and fellow church members registered to vote? Many helps are available at www.lc.org. From www.lc.org: “’Revival preceded the American Revolution,’ said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. ‘America was birthed in a prayer meeting led by our Founding Fathers. -- After dissention arose among the Revolutionary leaders following the Revolutionary War about the proper form of government and all hope s ...
During the American Revolution,The 13 colonies saw themselves as different countries.But under charisma of George Washington,they framed a constitution.They saw themselves in it.Even at that it was not perfect.This was asserted by Benjamin Franklin.
Benjamin Franklin (sometimes Thomas Jefferson) is often quoted as saying: Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. What is the opposite of "LIBERTY?" The answer is: SLAVERY. What is the opposite of "SAFETY?" Some might answer: DANGER. But that's not the correct answer in this context. In the context of Ben Franklin and the American Revolution, the opposite of "SAFETY" is PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.
The Rattlesnake as a Symbol of America by Benjamin Franklin is an essay telling why he believes the rattlesnake would be a good national symbol for America. His use of the symbol helped make it a symbol of American unity throughout the American Revolution.
Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin was many things: a printer, writer, scientist, inventor, statesman, and civic leader. He was the oldest figure of the American Revolution and was the only person to sign the three documents that established the United States: the Declaration of Independence, the Peace Treaty with Britain that ended the Revolutionary War, and the Constitution. As a writer, he is known for Poor Richard’s Almanac and his autobiography. Franklin loved to read. When he was young, he borrowed books from anyone who would lend them to him. He read about all kinds of subjects. He also wanted to write, but he didn’t know how. He only had two years of school, so he taught himself to write. He found stories that he liked and rewrote them. Some he rewrote from memory. Other stories he turned into poetry. Sometimes he took notes on a story, then mixed up his notes and tried to put the events back in the correct order. His writing practice and efforts were worth it. When he was 16 yea ...
Baron von Steuben was the German "General" who almost single-handedly reformed the Continental Army at Valley Forge, and many of his teachings are still a part of the American Military Code. In truth, however, Steuben was an ex-army pauper when Benjamin Franklin found him in Paris and the two of them built a fabricated story that would save the American Revolution. You couldn't make this kind of stuff up, I don't understand how anyone could not find history absolutely fascinating.
just finished American Revolution war of indpndnc against Britian n dat ws quite a journey . gone through sm great personalities like Thomas Jefferson , Benjamin Franklin , John Adams , George Washington , n specially Thomas Paine wid his 50 pages Common Sense . Founding Fathers of USA were great personalities who taught this world to determine uor own destiny without monarchs .
Time line for Independence Day July 4th Benjamin Franklin 1774 - The 13 colonies send delegates to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to form the First Continental Congress. While unrest was brewing, the colonies were far from ready to declare war. April 1775 - King George's troops advance on Concord, Massachusetts, prompting Paul Revere's midnight ride that sounded the alarm: "The British are coming, the British are coming." Thus began the American Revolution at the battle of Concord. May 1776 - After nearly a year of trying to settle their differences with England, the colonies, once again, send delegates to the Second Continental Congress. June 1776 - Admitting that their efforts were hopeless, a committee was formed to compose the formal Declaration of Independence. Headed by Thomas Jefferson, the committee also included John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Philip Livingston and Roger Sherman. June 28, 1776 - Jefferson presents the first draft of the declaration to congress. July 4, 1776 - After various changes to ...
Despite what you may believe, the American Revolution was conceived and perpetrated by Freemasonry to further the financial interests of the North American Elite and create an impression of independence from British money interests and the 'Crown.' It was not, as we are told, the product of a popular uprising against British tyranny. Indeed most 'ordinary' Americans were of British ancestry, and were fiercely loyal to King George III. Benjamin Franklin, the American 'hero' was in reality an agent of British intelligence working towards the goal of transition of the American colonies from overt to covert control in a microcosm of what was taking place on a worldwide basis as openly monarchies were replaced by a manufactured 'democracy' to create the false impression of 'government by the people, for the people'. According to official history, the spark that ignited the conflict was when a band of men dressed as Mohawk Indians dumped all the tea from the British clipper, Dartmouth into Boston Harbor. In ...
THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT 1776 Countries that fought for their independence and freedom from tyranny inevitably chose the leader of their revolution as the ruler of their country. The saying “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely” reflects how the road to *** is often paved with good intentions. Prior to the American Revolution no country trusted the people with the power of the country. In most cases it was a Despot, dictator or Monarch telling the proletariats what to do, when to do it and when to stop. In America it was no different. The American sheeple in 1776 wanted to be told what to do and were willing to sacrifice their freedom for security. “Those who would sacrifice their freedom for security deserve neither” - Benjamin Franklin America was very fortunate that it had a true altruistic leader that refused the offer to be King Washington the 1st. Ben Franklin and the Founding Fathers gave America a gift. (As he said:”If you can keep it) We’ve given you a republic, a d ...
Photo: Never been so excited about the American Revolution, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin in my...
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