One of the most influential men in American history
By: Jason Keith
Benjamin Franklin is truly a remarkable story as he went from a living in poverty to owning an extremely successful paper and being the most influential man in America. As a child Ben's father was too poor to send him to school. For 4 years Ben looked for a trade skill to become an apprentice, but he never found one he liked. That was until he went to work under his half-brother in a printing press where he discovered his love for writing. Ben worked there for a few years becoming an expert. He then left his hometown of Philadelphia for England where he was going to buy supplies for his own printing press, but he didn't have the money to sail back so he was hired by an English printer where he became one of the most popular writers in Britain. He lived there until the start of the American Revolution.
Impact on the American Recolution
Impact on Constitutional Convention
Some Famous Quotes
"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning."
"The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself."