Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was one of our Founding Fathers of the United States. He was born on January 17, 1706 and died on April 17, 1790. He came from a large family in Bostin, MA. His father Josiah Franklin had 17 kids with two women, he was the 8th child. He helped his brothers with their news factory at age 12. Benjamin started a passion for writing. He was able to get them published which are famous today. He married Deborah Read and they had three children.

In my opinion he is a hero because he helped write the Decloration of Independence in 1787 and he wrote the Treaty with Paris to end the Revolusionary war in 1783. Benjamin used the kite and the key the first time to heal a paralized man and the second time he tried to kill a turkey. Benjamin also ownd his first company at the age of 22. Benjamins inventions helped form our country what it is today.


Sources:

http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/info/

http://www.infoplease.com/biography/var/benjaminfranklin.html