Benjamin Franklin And His Contributions

1192 Words Sep 26th, 2014 5 Pages
Landon Schmitt
Government, 8th period
Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin “Could someone light a candle I can’t see?” “Wow I could really use some decent glasses”. These might be typical sayings you would hear had it not of been for one of our founding fathers Benjamin Franklin. I choose Benjamin Franklin to write my essay about Benjamin Franklin because without him and all of his contributions to society then we wouldn’t have the modern convinces that the people of my generation take for granted. While researching this essay I found out about Benjamin Franklin’s upbringing, his notable constitutions to The United States of America, and how those contributions helped during his time and how those constitutions are helping in today’s world. Benjamin Franklin was the fifteenth child and the last son of seventeen children Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts. Benjamin Franklin passed away on April 17, 1790 in his home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the age of eighty four. At the young age of 10 Benjamin Franklin was pulled out of school. Benjamin Franklin’s father Josiah Franklin was a soap and candle maker and had young Benjamin Franklin come work with his father candle making, like dipping wax and cutting wicks. This didn’t excite young Benjamin Franklin’s mind so to avoid having Benjamin Franklin go to sea his father Josiah Franklin sent him to apprentice his brother James Franklin at the age of twelve in James Franklin’s print shop.…
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