Benjamin Franklin : An American Dream

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In the first part of American history, a very important person that contributed a great deal of findings and discoveries along with major political involvement was Benjamin Franklin. He is a very popular historical figure, known by Americans as one of the most influential founding fathers and also known by the English and French as a respected diplomat. Many people nowadays fail to remember how intelligent and successful he really was and how he accomplished all he could through hard work and passion. Success to him didn’t only mean fortune, it meant doing things throughout life that he enjoyed and loved. Some of these interests included writing, science, and politics. There are many biographies that describe his success and illustrate the very inspiring, ambitious man he truly was. These biographies include Benjamin Franklin: An American Dream by Walter Isaacson and Benjamin Franklin and a Rising People by Verner W. Crane. Although he made mistakes throughout his life, he was a remarkable figure in history and made a permanent stamp not only in America but worldwide. Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts. His dad planned for him to be in the ministry but with his skeptical views and rebellious tendencies he decided to be an apprentice for his father at age ten. With only having two years of education he was a very intellectual boy and soon became uninterested with his dad’s candle shop wanting to explore the sea. With his dad’s concern
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