Benjamin Franklin

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

Early Life

    • Born: January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • Died: April 17, 1790 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • Other Names: Franklin, Ben (American statesman); Saunders, Richard (Pseudonym of Franklin, Benjamin)
    • Nationality: American
    • Occupation: Statesman
    • Franklin was the 15th of 17 children in his house.
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Getting Invovled

Starting at the age of 12 Benjamin became a prolific writer. Turning 17 at in 1723 he ran away from his house. He became interested in business at the age of 24, which led to many scientific experiments. He took to wife Deborah Read on September 1st.

Choices and Results

1730's was a busy and productive time for the Franklins. Benjamin was involved in philanthropic and civil enterprise. He later started helping out by paving city streets. He founded a city police force and a Union Fire company. After retiring to those businesses he devoted his life to politics. Gaining election in Pennsylvania Assembly where he became leader of the propriety party. At the outbreak of the French and Indian war, Franklin was chosen a delegate to Albany Congress.

1757 he was appointed colonial agent for the Pennsylvania Assembly and sent to lobby to overthrow of the Penn family ship.

In his words

He made many of these choices because he loved politics and were interested in it. He made a big change. He warned the people that the 'Stamp Act' was not a good way to obtain revenue for the American Colonies.. After drafting the Declaration of Independence he joined the committee.

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During Benjamin Franklin's life he had many inventions. He received numerous honors and achieved an international reputation becoming one of the few Americans of colonial days to do so. In the next 18 months in America, Franklin reveled in the "glorious public virtue" of his compatriots.
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Words for him

"Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise."

-Benjamin Franklin

"Benjamin Franklin may have discovered electricity, but it was the man who invented the meter who made the money."

-Earl Wilson


Benjamin Franklin gave us electricity. Without electricity we wouldn't have this much technology. We would not have computers, lights, etc. We use electricity daily without even knowing or caring too much about it.
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Annotated Bibligraphy

Benjamin Franklin." Almanac of Famous People. Gale, 2011. Biography in Context. Web. 9 May 2016.

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"Benjamin Franklin." Historic World Leaders. Ed. Anne Commire. Detroit: Gale, 1994. Biography in Context. Web. 9 May 2016.

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"Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)." Gale Biography in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Biography in Context. Web. 9 May 2016

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"Benjamin Franklin." Gale Biography in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Biography in Context. Web. 9 May 2016.

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"Benjamin Franklin Experiments with Lightning." Gale Biography in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2010.Biography in Context. Web. 9 May 2016

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"The Declaration of Independence, 4 July 1776. John Trumbulls painting (c. 1817) of the Assembly..." Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History. Ed. Harold E. Selesky. Vol. 1. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2006. Biography in Context. Web. 9 May 2016.

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