Tags » Benjamin Franklin

Declaration Era - Franklin

I am enjoying a satirical essay by Benjamin Franklin in my Founding America anthology. What a hoot! It is called “Rules by Which a Great Empire May Be Reduced to a Small One” (1773). 101 more words

Benjamin Franklin

Electroconvulsive Therapy: Fake News?

In my Abnormal Psychology class, we had to write a paper relating three topics between a video and the material in the textbook/class. This assignment’s video was about the effectiveness of the controversial mental illness treatment: … 752 more words

Mental Health

Little Changed

The same Hospitality esteem’d among them as a principal Virtue, is practic’d by private Persons, of which Conrad Weiser, our Interpreter gave me the following Instance. 808 more words

February 24, 1776

In London, England, a British agent warns that American vessels are entering Bilbao and Santander, Spain.  “Their business can only be to load gunpowder and other warlike stores, perhaps not in the ports to Spain, but very probably at sea, where it is believed they are supplied by the Dutch.” 1,215 more words

American History
  • “The good education of Youth has been esteemed by wise Men in all Ages, as the surest Foundation of the Happiness both of private Families and of Common-wealths.
  • 47 more words
Benjamin Franklin

February 21, 1776

Congress spends most of the day considering “the number and denominations of the bills in which the four millions of dollars, directed by Congress to be issued, ought to be emitted.” 429 more words

American History