The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin: statesman, author, inventor, printer, and scientist, comes alive in his own words. This autobiography reveals his extraordinary interests and experiences, making it a classic work by one the the Founding Fathers of America.
Blessed with enormous talents and the energy and ambition to go with them, Franklin was a statesman, author, inventor, printer, and scientist. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and later was involved in negotiating the peace treaty with Britain that ended the Revolutionary War. He also invented bifocals, a stove that is still manufactured, a water-harmonica, and the lightning rod.
Franklin's extraordinary range of interests and accomplishments are brilliantly recorded in his Autobiography, considered one of the classics of the genre. Covering his life up to his prewar stay in London as representative of the Pennsylvania Assembly, this charming self-portrait recalls Franklin's boyhood, his determination to achieve high moral standards, his work as a printer, his experiments with electricity, his political career, his experiences during the French and Indian War, and more. Related in an honest, open, unaffected style, this highly readable account offers a wonderfully intimate glimpse of the Founding Father sometimes called "the wisest American."
Unabridged Dover (1996) republication of the text established by John Bigelow (first published by J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, 1868).
U.S. History to 1877 is a one-year curriculum for high school that integrates U.S. history, government, English, and Bible (3 full-year credits).
Throughout the year, students will develop a biblical worldview in their daily life, in areas such as history, economics, law, and science.
This curriculum focuses on the time of early exploration to the Civil War and dives into the structures and functions of the U.S. Government through reading historical documents, political speeches, and literature written during that time period.