Born into a traditional Puritan society, he grew up with the morals and ideas of America's first European settlers.
I think you should shorten the statement considerably, because that is essentially a whole paragraph of text you've just written - and paragraphs are hardly ever made of sentences that prominent in length.
There is no doubt in my mind that Benjamin Franklin was a truly fascinating person, with myriad interests and achievements to his name, however I don't think it does your thesis too much good to sing praises of his abilities too much. You might want to exclude the word 'wonderfully' and not replace at it all A well known figure in the history of America, Benjamin Franklin contributed to the world with creativity and intellect, exemplified through his various inventions, his writings, his political influence in the formation of the US, his civic leadership in the city of Philadelphia and his continued defense of American rights; without his influence in politics, the world would have never made it's advances.
It's been shortened by only one line but you should be able to see what's been changed or removed. Otherwise, it's fine - but avoid overuse of commas.
If you find yourself putting in too many commas, then you've got a thesis that could arguably be construed as far too long to fit the purpose.
For instance, you use ten commas one not so well placed but the rest are fine and I've reduced to six. The choice is obviously yours as it is your thesis about which you are going to be writing - and I envy you because Franklin is a great research point for both politics and science.Essays and criticism on Benjamin Franklin, including the works Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack - Magill's Survey of American Literature.
With The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin, Gordon Wood is reaching out in a new genre. Over the course of a long, distinguished career, his work has centered on the history of the American Revolution.
One of the most well-known historical figures of American history, Benjamin Franklin, eminently contributed to world with, both, creativity and intellect, wonderfully exemplified through his various inventions, his influential and treasured writing, his political influence in the formation of the United States, his civic leadership in the city of Philadelphia, and .
What Gordon Wood achieves in The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin is a stripping away the fiction of Franklin and drags into the light his uniquely human side, with all of his quirks and foibles. Gordon Wood has done a truly remarkable job of extracting the humanity of Franklin.
Beginning with Franklin's childhood, Gordon Wood explains Franklin's transformation to quintessential American in The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin. Humble Origins Ben Franklin was born in.
In The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin, by Gordon Wood there is the devotion of the rise of tradesmen to the acquisition of the gentleman title. This is the form of enticement, which Franklin had for climbing up the ladder in the . Ben Franklin. STUDY. PLAY. Slide 1. The first page outline's my Thesis and major points. As I continue through this presentation we will discuss each of my major topic sentences and evidence that supports my claims. Gordon Wood, author of "The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin" writes that Franklin can be viewed as the, "prototype of. Franklin was perhaps the original self- made man. This image of Franklin as the first American is part of what makes him so fascinating. The image is especially fascinating because Franklin influenced so many aspects of American life in his long career, and because Franklin himself created this image.
The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin audiobook, by Gordon S. Wood The stove, the bifocals, the kite-flying, the diplomacy: these factoids barely scratch the surface of Franklin. This groundbreaking study by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian investigates the man, the myth, and the roots of American character.