Benjamin Franklin

Overcoming His Obstacles

Benjamin's Franklin's Childhood

Ben was born January 17, 1706. He was the 15th out of 17 children in his family. After Ben went to school for 2 year he was forced to stop because his father wanted him to make candles for him. Then at the age of 12 Ben whet to go help his older brother James at his print shop. When James was displeased with Ben's work James would then beat Ben and Ben was beat so much he ran away.

Ben's Career

After running away he borrowed money and with that money he stetted up his own printing shop and was very successful at it. Later he got married to a girl named Deborah Read they then set up their own dried goods store.

Benjamin's Conflict

Benjamin Franklin's conflict would be character vs. society because when Ben was a kid his family never did get him or took him seriously.

Benjamin Franklin's Resolution

Ben never gave up and in the end he was a very successful person.

Other Cool Information About Ben

Benjamin Franklin read a lot of books after being taken out of school and by reading all of that information in the books he became a very smart man. Ben also was the first person to open up the first public library.

Three Citations By Benjamin Franklin

- "We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid."

- "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."

- "There never was a good war or a bad peace."