BENJAMIN RUSH

GENERAL SURGEON

Introduction Speech Paragraph One

I chose Benjamin Rush because I felt like he was a crucial part of this war. Benjamin Rush was a Surgeon General, which is someone who is a general or leader of an armed forces medical service. I think that was an important job to have because if one of the soldiers or colonists were injured, the Surgeon General could operate to keep that person alive and would prevent from losing a massive amount of lives. He had also signed the Declaration of Independence, which was one of the most important documents.

Introduction Speech Paragraph Two

I think Benjamin Rush deserves a monument because he kept the soldiers in they're well being by making sure they were healthy and weren’t wounded. Another reason why I feel like he was a very important because he was a member of the Sons of Liberty. The Sons of Liberty were the group of people who rebelled against the British, and they basically risked they're lives for that. Again, just like I said in the first paragraph, he had also signed the Declaration of independence. The fact that Benjamin Rush was apart of the best written statement of individual rights in history, means he should be recognized and get a monument. I understand that not everybody that signed the declaration of independence gets a monument, but out of all 56, I think Benjamin deserves one.

Fact Page

•Born- Winter of 1745-1746

•Birthplace- Byberry, Pennsylvania

•Received bachelors degree at age 14

•Education- First at the College of New Jersey (which is now Princeton) And also then got his M.D. at the University of Edinburgh (Physician)

•Jobs- Physician, professor for chemistry at the College of Philadelphia, member of The Sons of Liberty, surgeon general for the Continental Army.

•He signed the Declaration of Independence

•Founded Dickinson Collage .

•Wife Julia and him had 13 kids

•Died of typhus fever

•Died- April 19, 1813

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Citations

•"Benjamin Rush." Ushistory.org. Independence Hall Association, 2015. Web. 11 Nov. 2015. <http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/signers/rush.htm>.

•"Benjamin Rush." Ushistory.org. Independence Hall Association, 2015. Web. 11 Nov. 2015. <http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/signers/rush.htm>.