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Известные люди США

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Год сдачи: 2009

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Table of contents<br>Introduction 3<br><br>Chapter 1. USA. Overview 4<br>1.1 Great Presidents of the USA 4<br>Chapter 2. American culture 8<br>2.1 Literature 8<br>2.2 Cinematograph 11<br>2.3 Business leaders and philanthropists 14<br>Chapter 3. Tests, quizzes and games 20<br>Conclusion 28<br><br>Bibliography 29

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, soldier, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass armonica. He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania. He was an early proponent of colonial unity, and as a political writer and activist, he supported the idea of an American nation. As a diplomat during the American Revolution, he secured the French alliance that helped to make independence of the United States possible.
<br>Franklin is credited as being foundational to the roots of American values and character, a marriage of the practical and democratic Puritan values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-gove
ing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious, with the scientific and tolerant values of the Enlightenment. <br>His colorful life and legacy of scientific and political achievement, and status as one of Americas most influential Founding Fathers, have seen Franklin honored on coinage and money; warships; the names of many towns, counties, educational institutions, namesakes, and companies; and more than two centuries after his death, countless cultural references.

Bibliography<br>1. Selected Social Characteristics in the United States: 2007 United States Census Bureau.<br>2. Meyers Jeffrey. Hemingway: A Biography. New York: Da Capo, p. 139. 1999<br>3. Jefferson Thomas . The writings of Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson <br>4. Smith Andrew F. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 131–32.2004
<br>5. Davis Fred . Fashion, Culture, and Identity. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, p. 69. 1992<br>6. Encyclopaedia of USA History: энциклопедия истории США
<br>http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USA.htm<br>7. A Peoples History of American Empire (Graphic Adaptation) by Howard Zinn<br>8. American Empire in the Pacific: From Trade to Strategic Balance, 1700-1922 (Pacific World: Lands, Peoples and History of the Pacific, 1500-1900) by Arthur Power Dudden<br>9. The American story. Gavian Hamm. Boston 1945<br>10. “Wikipedia”, the free encyclopedia. ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/

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