Benjamin Franklin

Jasmine Showell

Basic Information

  • Benjamin Franklin State: Pennsylvania

  • Benjamin Franklin Profession(s): Inventor, Real Estate and Land Speculation, Lending and Investments, Publisher, Retired

  • Benjamin Franklin age when at Convention: 81

  • Did Benjamin Franklin sign the Constitution?: Yes

Professional Information

  • Professional Achievements: Medicine- founded 1st hospital, Insurance- started 1st Insurance company

  • What did Benjamin Franklin do to help America gain Independence?: He started a successful printing business in Philadelphia and grew wealthy, he served in the second Continental Congress and helped draft the declaration the Declaration of Independence in 1776, he negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War (1775-83).

  • Was Benjamin Franklin profession(s) useful for creating a constitution?: Yes

More information about Benjamin Franklin

Constitutional Contribution

  • What ideas did Benjamin Franklin come up/agree with?: He suggested that "hence forth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this assembly every morning before we proceed to business."

  • Why was Benjamin Franklin chosen as a representative?: He was known for what he did in Philadelphia

State Information

  • Why would Benjamin Franklin state want Independence?: The effort to forge a new nation of the thirteen colonies began long before the Revolutionary War
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Unusual fact about Benjamin Franklin/ Unusual fact about Benjamin Franklin State

  • He tried to make "the turkey" as a national symbol

  • Philadelphia, site of both continental congress, was one of the most urban, advanced cities in America in the eighteenth century.

Websites that I researched from

A strange character ( $ ) "The Benjamin Franklin" - Documentary HD national geographic
Benjamin Franklin Documentary - Success Story