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  • Ben Franklin Biographycritique - 1,621 words
    In his many careers as a printer, moralist, essayist, civic leader, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, and philosopher, for later generations of Americans he became both a spokesman and a model for the national character. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on Jan. 17, 1706, into a religious Puritan household. His father, Josiah, was a candlemaker and a skillful mechanic. His mother, Abiah Bens parents raised thirteen children--the survivors of Josiahs seventeen children by two wives (#1). Franklin left school at ten years old when he was pressed into his father's trade. At twelve Ben was apprenticed to his half brother James, a printer of The New England Courant. He generally absorb ...
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  • Ben Franklin - 765 words
    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. Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts. When he was 8, Bens dad took him out of grammar school so he could learn to be a candle maker. Ben was the head of his cl ...
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  • Benfranklin - 1,307 words
    As Americans approach the era of a new millennium, they must realize the ever-changing progress of technology in our world. Developments come as fast as time passes, and with each new one, the old one becomes obsolete. Scientists and engineers have made a worldwide impact on how civilization lives, works and plays, and the technology continues to grow through continual research and experimentation. This trend is destined to continue...as time has yet to stop. Well done is better than well said, once said a great man. Americans and all peoples around the globe owe tribute and thank this man, who made a significant impact on technology and the lives of all Americans during his time. Through hi ...
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  • Ben Franklin - 1,776 words
    This report tells of the many accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin, and of how he became known as a hero of America. It explains how he rose from poverty by working hard. The report spreads out Ben Franklins life and the accomplishments he made during it, all from his birth to his death. You will find the discoveries and inventions he made, the way traveled in his life, and how he did all he could to improve society. When you finish reading this, your questions about Benjamin Franklin will be answered and you will know why he is considered one of Americas greatest heroes. Benjamin Franklin is one of the few people in American history that can truly be called a hero. He was born in 1796 and d ...
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  • Ben Franklin - 934 words
    Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston, Massachusetts. His father's name was Josiah Franklin and his mother's name was Abiah Folger. Benjamin was the 15th child of 17 and was the 10th boy. Benjamin went to grammar school from age eight to ten and decided to stop, but read enough books to educate himself. After leaving school he went to work for his dad making candles. He did not like working for his dad so he became a cutler. At age 13 he worked with his brother James, who had recently returned from England with a new printing press. Benjamin learned the printing trade, and in his spare time he concentrated on his education. In 1721 Benjamin Franklin was 15 and his brother ...
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  • Benjamin Franklin - 1,347 words
    Few men have done as much for the world as Benjamin Franklin. He had many talents that he used to help the world. He was a diplomat, a scientist, an inventor, a philosopher, an educator, and a public servant. During his life, Benjamin Franklin did many things such as statesmanship, book-printing, and inventing and discovering many important things. He invented an efficient heating stove and proved that lightning is electricity. All of his great achievements have helped to make him one of the worlds best scientists.(1,2) Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 1706. His parents were Josiah and Abiah Franklin. He was the 15th child and youngest son in a family of 17 chil ...
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  • Benjamin Franklin - 1,612 words
    It is also to understand what it took for Franklin to be such a famous and respectable man. When one takes a look at the world in which he currently lives, he sees it as being normal since it is so slow in changing. When an historian looks at the present, he sees the effects of many events and many wise people. Benjamin Franklin is one of these people. His participation in so many different fields changed the world immensely. He was a noted politician as well as respected scholar. He was an important inventor and scientist. Particularly interesting is the impact on the scientific world. Benjamin Franklin was a modest man who had had many jobs in his lifetime. This may help explain his large ...
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  • Ben Frank - 431 words
    As a scientist, he experimented vastly with electricity. He invented the lightning rod, the Franklin stove, and bifocal glasses during his scientist career. As a writer, he wrote and published Poor Richard's Almanac for several years. As a statesman, he served as a U.S. postmaster, minister to England and France, and a representative to the Continental Congress, where he assisted in the development of the Constitution. Benjamin Franklin was a multitalented individual whom I feel has contributed the greatest as a statesman. As a delegate to the Second Continental Congress, Franklin proved to be a man of discretion and patience, never hurrying a decision. This prudence meant aggravation to man ...
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