Essay on The Youngest Son Out Nineteen Kids By Benjamin Franklin

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What if your whole future depended on the order you were born and even your profession was to be decided by you parents according to what your siblings had already chosen for themselves? Worse yet how would you cope with the fact that given this conditions, you are the youngest son out seventeen kids? In an autobiographical letter written to his son William, Benjamin Franklin describes in detail the hardships he faced while growing up in an extensive family, and how he became an intellectual man out of passion for reading and writing, and later on one of the Founding Fathers of the Nation. With his passion and dynamism, Franklin became a key figure in the American Revolution and his autobiography serves as an example of what was parallel to this conflict.
In today’s America children have the right to go to school regardless of income, gender, race or status. Back in the 1700’s children were first educated by their parents and then sent to a vocational school, or sent under indenture over to people that would teach them how make a living by teaching them the job they were supposed to do once they grow up, which was decided upon by the father of the child. When referring to children under the education “system” it only refers to boys, since girls were only brought up to be housewives but not educated citizens. Benjamin’s father wanted him to get a good education and sent him to grammar school but soon regretted it when he realized how costly it would be to give…

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