Benjamin Rush

(1746-1813)

Introduction to Benjamin Rush

Benjamin Rush was a founding father of the United States and also a civic leader in Philedelphia. His jobs were a physician,politiction,social reformer,educator,and humanitarian.He was born on January 4th, 1746 and died April 19, 1813. "The american war is over,this is far from being the case with the American Revolution." ~Benjamin Rush

Important facts about Benjamin Rush

What Benjamin Rush did

He wrote the book My Dearest Julia. Benjamin studied at Princeton universty,Universty of Edinburgh, and West Nottingham academy. He lived in Byberry,Pennsylvania. Tresurer of the US mint (1797~1813). Benjamin founded/co founded of American Psychiatry and Dickinson college. Signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. He insisted on a theoretical structure for medical practice.

Quotes from Benjamin Rush

"Freedom can exsist only in the society of knowledge. Without learning, men are capable of knowing their rights." ~ Benjamin Rush

"It would seem from this fact. that man is naturally a wild animal, and that when taken from the woods, he is never happy in his natural state till he returns to them again." ~ Benjamin Rush