LOPEZ: Exactly, and very successful at all that, so he just said the way I once heard one lady say to another after a wonderful meal; you cooked yourself out of my friendship.
What is that all about? He turned his printing business over to a partner to give himself more time to conduct scientific experiments.
Franklin illuminated corners of American life that still have the lingering glow of his attention. Franklin served as president of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery and wrote many tracts urging the abolition of slavery.
He had less luck in when he launched the first German-language newspaper in the colonies, the short-lived Philadelphische Zeitung. Gentlemen, lady, thank you for joining us.
Finding Keith's promises of backing a newspaper empty, Franklin worked as a typesetter in a printer's shop in what is now the Church of St Bartholomew-the-Great in the Smithfield area of London. Adams was hard working, a good Christian, a good husband.
Despite his own moral lapses, Franklin saw himself as uniquely qualified to instruct Americans in morality. Just a month before dying, he was very, very able.
What did you mean when you say in the title in your book that Benjamin Franklin was the first American?
He developed the Franklin stove, which provided more heat while using less fuel than other stoves, and bifocal eyeglasses, which allow for distance and reading use. When the British parliament began to encroach on what nearly everybody in America thought of as their English liberties, that the trouble began.
Franklin was embraced in France as much, if not more, for his wit and intellectual standing in the scientific community as for his status as a political appointee from a fledgling country.