Received shocks. More importantly, he began to Country Email List develop the theory of the identity of lightning and electricity and the possibility Country Email List of protecting buildings with iron rods. He brought electricity into his house using an iron rod, and he concluded, after studying electricity's effect on bells, that clouds were generally negatively Country Email List Electrified. In June 1752, Franklin performed his famous kite experiment, drawing down electricity from the clouds and charging a Leyden jar from the key at the end of the string.
Peter Collinson gathered Benjamin Country Email List Franklin's letters together and had them published in a pamphlet in England, which attracted wide Country Email List attention. The Royal Society elected Franklin a member and awarded him the Copley Medal with a Country Email List complimentary address in 1753. Education and the Making of a Rebel In 1749, Franklin proposed an academy of education for the youth of Pennsylvania. It would be different from the existing Country Email List institutions (Harvard, Yale, Princeton, William & Mary) in that it would be neither religiously affiliated nor reserved for the elites. The focus, he wrote, was to be on practical instruction: writing, arithmetic, accounting, oratory, history, and business skills. It opened in 1751 as the first nonsectarian college.
America, and by 1791 it became known as the Country Email List University of Pennsylvania. Franklin also raised money for a hospital and began arguing Country Email List against British restraint of manufacturing in America. He wrestled with the idea of enslavement, personally enslaving and then selling an African American couple in 1751 and then keeping an enslaved Country Email List person as a servant on occasion later in life. But in his writings, he attacked the practice on economic grounds and helped establish schools.