Saturday, April 19, 2014

Fact of the Day: Franklin Grandson

Benjamin Franklin's grandson Benjamin Franklin Bache started his own newspaper. However he was harshly critical of both the presidencies of George Washington and John Adams. He was thrown in jail because of the Alien and Sedition Acts which did not tolerate criticism. He died before Thomas Jefferson pardoned everyone affected by it.  

18 comments:

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Interesting.

Bob Bushell said...

Horrible people.

Joy said...

Tragic story of him!

Margaret D said...

Oh goodness.

Manzanita said...

There's a piece of history I've never heard. I love those little tid-bits of history, in fact, history is my constant reading source. Thank you for this post.

DEZMOND said...

poor Benjie......

Christine said...

Interesting.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wow, that's awful!

stephen Hayes said...

So much for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, much less freedom of the press.

Pat Hatt said...

It is only freedom of the press if you print what they like

Pilar Domínguez said...

It happened before and it happens nowadays. When you are critical people doesn´t like you . Why don´t we recognise our mistakes?Kisses:)

Kati said...

How horrible - freedom of speech is something so important and precious!

-Kati

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Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Have a great day!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

I never knew that history fact

Truedessa said...

Seems I have read about that..interesting fact though..hope you are
enjoying your weekend..

bj said...

Well, this is sad.....