Benjamin Franklin



Major Things

Born January 17,1706 in Boston, MA.

Ambassador to France.

Postman of Philadelphia.

Found that lighting contains electricity.

Successfully negotiates the Treaty of Paris to end the Revolutionary War.

Becomes president of the Pennsylvania Abolitionist Society.

Died April 17, 1790 in Philadelphia, PA.

An apprenticeship in the print shop of his brother James.

Opens his own print shop.

Takes over the Pennsylvania Gazette.

Becomes Deputy Postmaster General of North America.

Persuades Parliament to repeal the Stamp Act.

Successfully made an alliance with France.