Ben Franklin Essay

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A Universal Man

When one takes a look at the world in which he currently lives, he sees it as being normal since it is so slow in changing. When an historian looks at the present, he sees the effects of many events and many profound people. Benjamin Franklin is one of these people. His
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Which would explain why each colony wanted him to represent them in their convention. In 1750, Ben Franklin was elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly, in which he served until 1764. After that, he had been postmaster general, a delegate from Pennsylvania to the intercolonial congress, and even went to France for their help in wars. In 1766 he was sent before the House of Commons regarding the Stamp Act, Ben was thought to be behind the idea. It was there that testimony repealed the stamp act. Not only did he rewrite the declaration of independence, but he also drew up the U.S. constitution. We have Ben Franklin to thank for our independence in what we call America.

Before he was a politician, Ben Franklin was also an inventor. When people think of his inventions, the first thing that usually comes to mind is electricity. However, he did much more. For example, in colonial America, most people warmed their homes by building a fire in a fireplace even though it was kind of dangerous and used a lot of wood. Ben figured that there had to be a better way. His invention of an iron furnace stove allowed people to warm their homes less dangerously and with less wood. The furnace stove that he invented is called a Franklin stove. Interestingly enough, Ben also established the first fire company and the first fire insurance company in order to help people live more safely. Another great invention was the bifocals. Ben had poor vision and needed glasses to read.
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