The National Treasure Essay

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The beginning of The National Treasure is about a young boy (Benjamin Franklin Gates) finding an old book about the national treasure in their attic. His grandfather caught him looking at the book and brought him back into the living room. The grandfather started telling the young boy the story of the book but the boy’s dad came and made the little boy leave. Ben Gates grew up and searched for the treasure. Ben searched and searched for the treasure but all he's been finding was clues. He and a group of about 5 men found The Charlotte, a ship that’s a huge clue to finding the treasure. He found a pipe that said that there was an invisible map on the back of the Declaration of Independence. ...view middle of the document...

It’s 12 feet in circumference around the lip with a 44-pound clapper. Written at the top was part of a Biblical verse from Leviticus, an Old Testament of the bible, “Proclaim Liberty throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants thereof. By order of the assembly of the province of Pennsylvania for the state house in Philad.” Lower on the bell are the inscriptions, "Pass and Stow," the last names of the founders who cast the bell. Below that is Philad, it’s short for Philadelphia. The lowest inscription is MDCCLIII the Roman numerals for 1753, the year the bell was recast. The bell was originally called the State House Bell or the Province Bell. It was first called the Liberty Bell around 1839 by abolitionist (anti-slavery) publications.

Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 and he died April 17 1990. He was 84 years old when he passed. Wherever he went crowds formed because he was the most famous American of his day. Ben Franklin was the tenth son of soap maker, Josiah Franklin. His mother was Abiah Folger. She was the second wife of Josiah. In all, Ben Franklin had 17 brothers and sisters. When Benjamin was 15 his brother James Franklin started The New England Courant the first "newspaper" in Boston. Ben wanted to also write in the newspaper. He knew his older brother would never let him, so he started writing letter under the name Silence Dogood, a fictional widow. At night he would sneak the letters under the print shop door, so no one knew it was him. He partially wrote about how women were treated. He wrote 16 letters before he confessed that he was writing them. Because all the attention Ben was getting, James became very jealous. James was thrown in jail for making fun of a clergyman during a debate and Ben was in charge of the printing for several issues. James was not thankful to Benjamin for keeping his print shop open. James harassed his brother and gave him beatings from time to time. In 1723 Ben couldn’t take it anymore and decided to run away.

The first president of the U.S. was George Washington. He was born on February 22, 1732, and he died on December 14, 1799. He was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia....

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