Benjamin Franklin Contributions

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There were many factors and events that led to the founding of the United States, and there were many historical figures that influenced those events. Benjamin Franklin is a vital factor of the founding of the United States. A writer, inventor, politician, scientist, and diplomat, Benjamin Franklin was a Founding Father of the United States. Franklin helped draft the Declaration of independence, and the US Constitution. Benjamin Franklin also wrote many books, and published Poor Richards Almanac. Benjamin Franklin created many inventions including bifocals and organizing the first successful library. Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706. Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, which was then known as the Massachusetts Bay colony. Benjamin Franklin‘s father was a soap and candle maker, and was born in England. Benjamin Franklin was his 15th and youngest son. Benjamin Franklin stopped formal school at 10 years old to work full-time and his father’s candle and soap shop. In 1725, Benjamin Franklin published his first pamphlet. The pamphlet’s name was “A dissertation upon Liberty and Necessity, Pleasure and Pain.” The pamphlet said that humans lack free will and are not morally responsible for their actions. Benjamin Franklin helped incorporate America’s first lending library, the library company of Philadelphia, in 1731. Benjamin Franklin later purchased the Pennsylvania Gazette newspaper from a former boss. In 1731 Benjamin Franklin join the freemasons and eventually

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