How Many Books Did Benjamin Franklin Wrote

has anyone ever read this book: How to Become Filthy Rich on Your Current Income.

i was just wondering if it was a joke or something really can do…i want to buy but want to see if anyone else out there has read it.

Benjamin Franklin said that the difference between financial success and financial failure was to earn more than you spend, even if it’s just a penny. “A penny saved is a penny earned.” — B. Franklin.How you really become rich is to work for yourself. There are so many business deductions you can take each year, so that on the same income, you would pay less income tax than if you had a paycheck job. The poster who answered about writing a get-rich book is correct. Almost all of them are scams. However, I know 2 people who got rich just buying unimproved land and holding it for several years before selling it. It’s simple if you have a source of income to pay property taxes each year until you sell it.

What is the purpose of the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin .

I need to know what is the reason behind the text. In what ways does the author convey the message of the purpose, what is the message, how does the speaker try to spark a reaction in the audience, how does the text make the author feel, and what is its intended effect ?Please help me !!!!Thanks

It seemed to me that the book divided itself into 3 themes…the first one seems personal, the second seems to validate his value as a person, and the last is to promote his religious and political ideas.Franklin’s tone starts out as humble and he claims to write only so that his own life may be an example for his son and others of how one can live well and how one can get through hardships. For example, Franklin mentions his errors that he would have corrected if he had the chance to relive his life.Later, Franklin seems to promote himself as an American legend who is responsible for many improvements in American life. He discusses most of his common inventions that we have always associated with him–the discovery of electricity in lightning, the invention of the fire brigade, the work as Postmaster General, the funding of a hospital, the organization of a street-sweeping force, and many others.Franklin spends much time towards the end recounting the events of the French and Indian War as he took part in them, as though to ensure the reader that he took part in all manner of services towards his country. He also gets more into the reasons and background that laid the groundwork for what could be a thorough discussion of the Revolution and Franklin’s role in it.

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Christians, how do you reconcile.

The fact that many of you so-called Christian founding fathers were actually Deists and Freemasons? As a matter of fact 16 US president were Freemasons. Benjamin Franklin was the Grand Master of the Pennsylvania Lodge in 1734. Or that 9 signers of the Declaration of Independence were Freemasons? 39 signers of…

Dude (I assume yer a dude)….yer evil. Just wanted you know.

how did the importance of newspapers/books in the british colonies make colonists feel more independent.

im not sure?? i thought maybe cuz it meant they have developed and started a good community or something i really dont have a clue. i was wondering, like what did they even write about in the newspapers? what was the important news back then? thanks

This may help:During the 18th century, the production of printed newspapers in the colonies greatly increased. In 1775, more copies of newspapers were issued in Worcester, Massachusetts than were printed in all of New England in 1754, showing that the existence of the conflict developed a need for print culture.This onslaught of printed text was brought about by the anonymous writings of men such as Benjamin Franklin, who was noted for his many contributions to the newspapers, including the Pennsylvania Gazette.This increase was primarily due to the easing of the government’s tight control of the press, and without the existence of a relatively free press, the American Revolution may have never taken place.The production of so many newspapers can mostly be attributed to the fact that newspapers had a huge demand; printing presses were writing the newspapers to complain about the policies of the British government, and how the British government was taking advantage of the colonists.In 1776, Thomas Paine wrote the pamphlet “Common Sense,” a pamphlet that introduced many ideas of freedom to the Colonial citizens.Allegedly, half a million copies were produced during the pre-revolution era.This number of pamphlets produced is significant as there were only a couple million freed men in the colonies.However, “Common Sense” was not the only manuscript that influenced people and the tide of the revolution.Among the most influential were James Otis’ “Rights of the British Colonies” and John Dickinson’s “Farmer’s Letters”. Both of these played a key role in persuading the people and igniting the revolution.From here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Print_cultu…

What is the relationship between benjamin franklin and deborah read.

-did they ever get a divorce?-information about their 2 children-and what ever else you can think ofTHANX.!!!

Ben asked Deborah Read to marry him, but she said that a new marriage was out of the question as long as there was any chance that John Rogers might reappear – they could have been charged with bigamy. On September 1, 1730, Deborah and Ben entered into a common-law marriage, agreeing to live together as husband and wife without formal approval by religious or civil authorities.Deborah Franklin gave birth to two children. Their first child, a boy, named Francis Folger Franklin died in 1736 at age four of smallpox, a contagious disease that causes fever, vomiting, skin eruptions, and often death.Their daughter, Sarah, was born in 1743. Sarah married Richard Bache on October 29, 1767, and moved into her parents’ recently completed house. The Baches lived there for twenty-five years and raised their seven children there, enjoying the generosity of her parents. Sarah served as housekeeper after her mother died, and later was hostess and caregiver for her father when he returned from France in 1785.Deborah Franklin did not share many of Benjamin Franklin’s intellectual, scientific, or political interests, and, unlike him, she was uncomfortable in social situations.Deborah enjoyed being a homemaker and had a good head for business. While her husband ran their printing business, she was in charge of the couple’s book and stationery shop as well as a general store.When Benjamin Franklin began his frequent absences on government business, Deborah managed all the businesses and sold such items as soap, medicines, chocolate, tea, cloth, feathers, and lottery tickets.Around 1773, Deborah began experiencing health problems. Ben was in England, trying to keep peace between America and England, and he was unable to return to the colonies. In 1774, he wrote her a letter in which, for the first time, he used the tender term “my dear Love,” but she was too ill to respond or even acknowledge it.Deborah Read Franklin’s fear of ocean voyages had prevented her from traveling with Ben, so she spent many years alone. She died unexpectedly of a stroke on December 19, 1774, in Philadelphia, while Ben was in England.

What and how makes Ben Franklin the symbol of america, and make him an American.

in class we are reading Gordon S. Wood’s book on benjamin Franklin called, the Americanization of Benjamin Franklin, and we need to know what is it about Franklin, or what he did that made him become one of America’s most important figures and symbols?I thought to start out saying that he is the…

Monkark, Benjamin Franklin was many things and I understand your inability to focus on just one.What do you think of when you hear his name?Concentrate on that.I think of a statesman, a Founding Father.I think that was the essence of him.(Though he was a scientist, an inventor, a musician, a philosopher, economist and writer!)His skill in both writing and negotiating, helped him to shape the future of the United States of America.Ben stands alone as the only person to have signed all four of the documents which helped to create the United States:The Declaration of Independence (1776)The Treaty of Alliance, Amity, and Commerce with France (1778)The Treaty of Peace between England, France, and the United States (1782)AndThe Constitution (1787)He actually helped to write parts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.He was a symbol, no other individual was more involved in the birth of the nation.

Benjamin Franklin and the creation of his public identity..

What role do reading and/or writing play in Franklin’s creation of his public identity?

Its interesting you should ask.I think more than anything Ben Franklin is defined by his writings because he wasn’t well known. In actuality he was really disorganized. (Just read his bibliography and you’ll find that out)Anyway. His writings played a big role in presenting Franklin as being an intellectual. Meanwhile, some of the things he states were mere common sense. He was logical and sensible and that is how he liked to present himself and it is reflected in his writings.Its also important to note that his writings created his identity. Franklin was known as being a many for the community, anything he did was for the betterment of the community. He set up a public library that was meant to lend books out to those who could not afford them. But he also wrote pamphlets that were for those who lived daily regular lives in the (then) Middle Class of North America. His writings in the pamphlets are actually quite easy to understand, creating the image of an understanding man just wanting to pass on knowledge. Now his true character wouldn’t be well known just because many of the things we know about B Franklin were the things he wrote himself.Leelah

How can i relate Benjamin Franklin to present day real-life.

how can i relate the things he has done to this present day?-negotiating effective peace treaty-his books-inventions-childhood-etcplease and thank you

His inventions are a BIG thing. Bifocals (glasses), Public Libraries, The first United States Hospital, etc. his Books, like his Almanacs, are still read today and have many useful advice. “A penny saved is a penny earned”, in his childhood he worked at a printers under his older and abusive brother who would never think of publishing any of his little brothers work in their paper. So Ben wrote his stuff and signed it using the code name Silence Doogood. (not sure if the last name is spelled write. sorry). I know this may sound stupid but my little sister used to watch this one cartoon about the Revolution that was on PBS Kids. They worked for Ben Franklin or something lol. But here’s a link if you wanna watch it. I looked it up on youtube for you. 🙂

How did benjamin Franklin Conttribute to the American Revolution.

how were Marquis de Lafayette and Benjamin associated in the revolution ..what part did they play? Please Help!!!

In 1764, Franklin was dispatched to England as an agent for the colony, this time to petition the King to resume the government from the hands of the proprietors. During this visit he would also become colonial agent for Georgia, New Jersey and Massachusetts. In London, he actively opposed the proposed Stamp Act, despite accusations by opponents in America that he had been complicit in its creation. His principled opposition to the Stamp Act, and later to the Townshend Acts of 1767, would lead to the end of his dream of a career in the British Government, and his alliance with proponents of colonial independence. It also led to an irreconcilable break with his son William, who remained loyal to the British.1773 saw the publication of two of Franklin’s most celebrated pro-American satirical essays: Rules by Which a Great Empire May Be Reduced to a Small One, and An Edict by the King of Prussia.[11] He also published an Abridgement of the Book of Common Prayer, anonymously with Francis Dashwood. Among the unusual features of this work is a funeral service reduced to six minutes in length, “to preserve the health and lives of the living”.Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de La Fayette (or Lafayette) (September 6, 1757 – May 20, 1834) was a French aristocrat. La Fayette is considered a national hero in both France and the United States for his participation in the French and American revolutions for which he became an Honorary Citizen of the United States. His full name is seldom used in the United States, where he is usually known simply as “Lafayette” or “the Marquis de Lafayette”. (Note that La Fayette may be written as one word or as two; one word is more typical in U.S. usage, while the two-word form is preferred in contemporary French.) Many places in the United States are named after him.His first battle was Brandywine on September 11, 1777, where he showed courage, activity, and received a wound. Shortly afterwards, he secured what he most desired, the command of a division — the immediate result of a communication from Washington to Congress of November 1, 1777, in which he said: “The Marquis de La Fayette is extremely solicitous of having a command equal to his rank. I do not know in what light Congress will view the matter, but it appears to me, from a consideration of his illustrious and, important connections, the attachment which he has manifested for our cause, and the consequences which his return in disgust might produce, that it will be advisable to gratify his wishes, and the more so as several gentlemen from France who came over under some assurances have gone back disappointed in their expectations. His conduct with respect to them stands in a favourable point of view—having interested himself to remove their uneasiness and urged the impropriety of their making any unfavourable representations upon their arrival at home. Besides, he is sensible, discreet in his manners, has made great proficiency in our language, and from the disposition he discovered at the battle of Brandywine possesses a large share of bravery and military ardour.”

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  1. Wait, what exactly is there to reconcile if one already knew that the Founding Fathers were not the Christians everyone tends to make them out to be? The men have been idolized themselves in our country, brought up to a level where they could do (well, did) no wrong. I think that if these men were around today, they would be so disappointed by people’s opinions of them. They weren’t perfect, and they knew that. They also knew that their document, the Constitution, was living, and also not perfect. It was a document that reconciled the differing opinions of all those men and I bet you not a single one of them liked the Constitution in its entirety. Look at how much of it has changed since they signed it! And given the way the country has continued to change since its last amendment, there are still so much more yet to amend.Ben Franklin Symbols

  2. The bottom line is that the United States of America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Many of the founders had complex religious views, but to a man, they believed in God.

  3. “And now I speak of thanking God, I desire with all humility to acknowledge that I owe the mentioned happiness of my past life to His kind providence, which lead me to the means I used and gave them success. My belief of this induces me to hope, though I must not presume, that the same goodness will still be exercised toward me, in continuing that happiness, or enabling me to bear a fatal reverse, which I may experience as others have done: the complexion of my future fortune being known to Him only in whose power it is to bless to us even our afflictions.” “I grew convinc’d that truth, sincerity and integrity in dealings between man and man were of the utmost importance to the felicity of life; and I form’d written resolutions, which still remain in my journal book, to practice them ever while I lived. Revelation had indeed no weight with me, as such; but I entertain’d an opinion that, though certain actions might not be bad because they were forbidden by it, or good because it commanded them, yet probably these actions might be forbidden because they were bad for us, or commanded because they were beneficial to us, in their own natures, all the circumstances of things considered. And this persuasion, with the kind hand of Providence, or some guardian angel, or accidental favorable circumstances and situations, or all together, preserved me, thro’ this dangerous time of youth, and the hazardous situations I was sometimes in among strangers, remote from the eye and advice of my father, without any willful gross immorality or injustice, that might have been expected from my want of religion. ” About libraries: “These libraries have improved the general conversation of the Americans, made the common tradesmen and farmers as intelligent as most gentlemen from other countries, and perhaps have contributed in some degree to the stand so generally made throughout the colonies in defense of their privileges.” “Temperance first, as it tends to procure that coolness and clearness of head, which is so necessary where constant vigilance was to be kept up, and guard maintained against the unremitting attraction of ancient habits, and the force of perpetual temptations. This being acquir’d and establish’d, Silence would be more easy; and my desire being to gain knowledge at the same time that I improv’d in virtue, and considering that in conversation it was obtain’d rather by the use of the ears than of the tongue, and therefore wishing to break a habit I was getting into of prattling, punning, and joking, which only made me acceptable to trifling company, I gave Silence the second place.”

  4. >>>Christians, how do you reconcile the fact that many of you so-called Christian founding fathers were actually Deists and Freemasons?<<<

  5. One way to “Become Filthy Rich” without working too hard is to write & sell an absurd book explaining how easy it is, wouldn’t you think?”Yet you seem to go on about Freemasonry as “evil” or Satanic.”

  6. There is no “magic secret” in this book; wealth comes to those who earn more than they spend and invest the difference, either in stocks or in great business ideas. And I won’t even charge you $29.97 for that paragraph, you can have it for free!

  7. The founders of the American Government were not the founders of the Christian Church. Your question suggests that the Christians Church was not founded until the 1730s instead of in the 1st century. There is no hypocrisy in calling Freemasonry evil or satanic (perhaps inaccurate but not hypocritical) because it has nothing to do with the founding of our religion. It may be inaccurate to say the founding fathers of our country were Christian but it is not hypocritical.

  8. I am not a Christian nor do I go on about Freemasonry being evil, but my bet would be that for those who are and do, the answer would be that not everyone who calls himself a Christian really is. Of course I have been saying that for a long time myself anyway. I think there are many Atheists who are more Christian than many so-called Christians.

  9. Uhh, what? I’m pretty sure there are a lot of people, regardless of religion, that think Freemasons are a vast controlling governing body. However, I’ve never heard Satanic. In any event I know two freemasons and they are far from what the so-called conspiracy holders think.

  10. Benjamin Franklin, just to name one, did not accept the divinity of Jesus Christ. But he wrote in very glowing terms about the positive aspects of Judeo-Christian ethics. His views in that regard were widely shared by the other founders.Many of our founding fathers were indeed Christians. But like you said, there was a generous handful that were theists or deists. (Theist in this case = a personal God, just not knowing who)

  11. On to your deist question. Some were deists, some were theists. Thomas Jefferson rejected Calvinism, and Jesus as God. But he believed in God. Did you read the letter he wrote John Adams?But you just keep educating yourself your own way.

  12. Now back to the Deists and Freemasons. I do not know enough about either of these things to define them as “evil or Satanic” so I won’t try to say they are or aren’t. I tend to hope that people have a moral code that somewhat follows the laws of the land and the laws that Christ himself laid out. It isn’t for me to judge other people or their beliefs, as long as their actions follow properly. Why should I care what they do in their private business as long as they are good people?

  13. I have never read the book But when you think about it has real possibilities. pay your bills and learn to differentiate between need and want and go start reexamining need and saving the extra money let say one saves 10 dollar a week that 5.20 per year in 40 years when 20,800. I guarantee you one thing you will look a t need in a new light.

  14. I have to disagree with Mr Franklin on the grounds that the local church holds a wonderful rummage sale every year, and the local lighthouse doesn’t. I don’t know if a motley collection of second hand bric-a-brac counts as a useful contribution to the community or not, but it’s worth the entertainment to go along. Also, being more than two hours’ drive from the coast, a lighthouse really is just a fanciful notion and a tourist attraction, rather than a useful fixture. Perhaps my geographic circumstances skew my point of view.

  15. Sorry to tell you but being a Deist doesn’t mean you don’t believe in God. They believed in God and were far from being atheists. They viewed God differently. Also you should be aware that beliefs about religions do change over the years. So a Deist of 2010 beliefs may not be exactly the same as Deist in the 18th century. Just like Christianity today is different from Christianity of the 1st century.

  16. In any event, the Constitution (written by said founding fathers) starts off and makes mention that certain inalienable rights were given by God, not by man or government.

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