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  • Ben Franklin Ben Franklin
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    Ben Franklin Ben Franklin became famous for being a scientist, an inventor, a statesman, a printer, a philosopher, and a librarian. Today, we honor Ben Franklin as one of the men who founded America and as one of America's greatest citizens. Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. He was the tenth son of soap maker, Josiah Franklin. Though Ben only had one year of schooling he was educated and loved to read and write. He worked as an apprentice to his brother, James, who was a ...
  • Ben Franklin
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    Ben Franklin I. Personal Life a. Birth b. Childhood c. Education d. Early jobs II. Time in Philadelphia a. Marriage b. Printer c. Writer. Politics a. Statesman b. Peacemaker IV. Scientific Discoveries a. Eyeglasses b. Light bulb Ben Franklin Ben Franklin, in recent times, has been looked upon as a scientist and a humanitarian. He was such an influence. He was the all over man of American History. Ben concurred all of his goals with an exceptional range of even more accomplishments (Donavan. p. 7...
  • Philadelphia Ben
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    The Life of Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin was one of the greatest statesmen in the United States. He was an American Author, printer, scientists, and workers, Whose contributes to the cause of the American Revolution. Benjamins life story begins on January 17, 1706, in Boston, the day he was born. His father, Josiah was a poor candle and soap maker. Benjamins mother Abia was a baker and worked at a cake house in Boston. Together Josiah and Abia had 17 children, and Benjamin was the 15th an...
  • Every Time Ben Franklin
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    Benjamin Franklin During the period after America's 'birth' there were many incredible people but none more so than Benjamin Franklin. Ben is considered one of America's greatest citizens. He accomplished many things in his lifetime; he was a scientist, an inventor, a politician, a printer, a philosopher, a musician, and an economist. In the 1700's, a scientist was someone who thought about the way things work and tried to figure out ways to make things work better. Every time Ben Franklin saw a...
  • Ben Franklin To Patent His Invention
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    "If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing". America has never forgotten Benjamin Franklin because he did both. He lived these words of wisdom by writing as much as he could and by doing even more. He became famous for being a scientist, an inventor, a statesman, a printer, a philosopher, a musician, and an economist. Benjamin Franklin is most famous for his experiment and research in the field of electric...
  • Of Bens Achievements
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    Ben Franklin was one of the most amazing men history has recorded. Throughout his lifetime he continued to increase his already genius-level intelligence. He had a high quality of life, was a popular political figure, and he strongly believed in his thoughts, beliefs, and ideas. While he wasnt perfect, that was what he struggled to attain. Bens achievements are very numerous. Apart from being a genius after only 2 years of schooling, his other achievements show that he was an overachiever. Some ...
  • Ben Franklin
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    Ben Franklin was born the tenth son of a soap maker, Josiah Franklin. In all Josiah had 17 children amid two wives. When Ben was 15, his brother had started the third paper to hit Boston called The New England Courant. Ben really wanted to write for the paper but he knew that his older brother James would never let him do that being that he is only an apprentice. Therefore, Ben being the young intellect that he was, started printing letters and sliding them into his brothers printing shop at nig...
  • 1776 Ben Franklin
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    Benjamin Franklin was born January 17, 1706. His father Josiah Franklin was a soap maker and wanted little Ben to follow in his footsteps by the time he was of age. Ab iah Franklin his mother stayed home and took care of Ben's 9 other siblings. Ben as a young child never had any formal education except for to years of school, he taught himself whatever he could find. His first invention was at the age of ten, he loved to swim and figured maybe he could swim faster with some paddles, so he made t...
  • 13 Virtues Benjamin Franklin
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    michelle 9-24-00 Ben Franklin Benjamin Franklin, was an American printer, diplomat, scientist and philosopher who made many contributions to the American Revolution and the newly form Federal Government that followed. Today, he is recognized as one of America's greatest inventors. Franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston. His father, Josiah Franklin, a tallow chandler by trade, had 17 children; Benjamin was the 15th child and the 10th son. The Franklin family was very frugal in their spe...
  • Became Known As The Franklin Stove
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    In 1683, a young man named Josiah Franklin came to America in search of religious freedom. Josiah was first a silk dyer but became a candle and soap maker because there was no need for a silk dyer. While Josiah was in Boston, he met a young woman named Abiah Folger. The two fell in love and decided to get married. Josiah had 5 children from a previous marriage, but he and Abiah had 10 children together, 4 girls and 6 boys. The youngest of the 15 surviving children was named Benjamin Franklin. Be...
  • Print Shop Ben
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    When most people hear the name Benjamin Franklin they think of a kite getting struck by lightning. What they do not know is that Benjamin Franklin did a whole lot more in life other then experiment with electricity. Benjamin Franklin is historically significant because of his work as a publisher, his inventions and experiments, and his contributions to society. Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 to Josiah Franklin and his second wife Ab iah (Lemay). Being one of seventeen children, B...
  • Tenth Son Of Josiah Franklin
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    Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the tenth Son of Josiah Franklin. Benjamin's mother was Abigail Folger, the second wife of Josiah. In Total Benjamin Franklin had 17 brothers and sisters. Josiah intended for Benjamin to enter The clergy, but Josiah could only afford to send his son to school for 1 year and clergymen Needed many years of schooling. When Benjamin turned 15 his brother started THE NEW ENGLAND COURANT which was the first newspaper in B...
  • Ben Franklin As A Scientist And Inventor
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    Ben Franklin When one takes a look at the world in which he currently lives, he often sees it as being normal since it is so slow in changing. When a historian looks at the present, he sees the effects of many events and many wise people. Benjamin Franklin was one of these wise people. His participation in so many different fields changed the world immensely. He can be compared to Leonardo da Vinci, as his versatility is like that of a Renaissance Man. Benjamin Franklin was a Renaissance man of ...
  • Franklin And Bradford
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    Ben Franklin And William Bradford Essay, Research Ben Franklin And William Bradford Although William Bradford and Ben Franklin lived 100 years apart from one another, they share at least one common theme: each man adhered to and dedicated himself to a particular system of belief. One key difference between Bradford's faith and Franklin's ideal of success is that Bradford believed that the way to improvement was through God. Franklin believed that the only person or thing that could make things h...
  • Benjamin Franklin's Political Views
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    Benjamin Franklin was a remarkably talented man. He started his career as a simple printer apprentice, but went far beyond the printers shop. He developed products that were far beyond the time. The Franklin stove for example, for cold winter nights and bifocal lenses for reading. Franklin tracked storm paths to help understand the wicked weather endured by the colonies. His study of electricity made him most famous for he was known around the world as the inventor of the lightning rod. Not only...
  • Ben To The Boston Latin School
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    There was a man named Josiah Franklin. He owned a candle and soap shop in Boston, Massachusetts. The sign for the shop was shaped like a blue ball. Josiah had children, but there were often not living at home. Josiah invited guests to his home to talk and teach his children, but the guests were not aware that they were invited to teach the Franklin children. Both Josiah and his wife felt strongly about educating their children; they took their childrens' education very seriously. Benjamin, one o...
  • Franklin's Autobiography Ben
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    Ben Franklin's Autobiography Ben Ben Franklin's Autobiography Essay, Research Paper Ben Franklin's autobiography was an interesting piece to read. In the form of a letter to his son, it is challenging for readers to understand every aspect. The language, to agree with Jill and Jamie, takes a bit of getting "us'd' to. In the beginning, I had to read many of the lines several times over, but towards the end of the piece, I found myself reading and understanding his words much better. Since this wa...
  • Ben Franklin
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    Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts. Since this was on a Sunday, his father had him immediately baptized, to avoid any superstitious curse on him. Franklin was the 15th of 17 children. When he was a boy, Franklin liked to write his name in a fancy manner. But one day an old man who was visiting them saw the elaborate signature and remarked, "What fool wrote this?' After that, Ben started writing his name in a plain style. At age 10 Ben helped his father in his...
  • Discovery Of Vitamin C Before Ben
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    Benjamin Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston, Massachusetts. He was born to Josiah and A bian Franklin. Benjamin was one of seventeen children. His father made soap and candles in his shop, The Sign of Blue Ball. At the age of eight Ben was kept out of school to assist his father in the shop. Then at age twelve he quit his job with his dad and started to work with his brother James. James was a printer. Ben worked as an apprentice in his ...
  • Role Of Keimer In Benjamin
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    Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography: The Role Of Keimer Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography: The Role Of Keimer In Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography, Samuel Keimer is a character who represents the antithesis of Franklin. The development of Keimer not only improves the reader's understanding of the minor character, but also of Franklin, the major character. Franklin makes a point of showing the reader each of Keimer's faults and contrasting them with his own merits. When Keimer is first introduced t...

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