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  • The Benjamin Franklin

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    Benjamin Franklin In our American history many figures have left their mark, and are remembered still today. Benjamin Franklin was as famous as any president, but yet never elected to public office. He was one of the nation’s revolutionary founding fathers of all time. Benjamin Franklin was a respected hero of America of many talents and accomplishments. First of all, Benjamin Franklin was born at Boston in 1706. He was the tenth sibling in the family. He was the son of a soap and candle maker.

  • Benjamin Franklin Reputation

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    The essay will cover Benjamin Franklins reputation in modern society, his relationship with Catherine Ray Greene, his two families, and the importance of cleaning up Franklin’s reputation for posterity. Benjamin Franklin had quite a few women in his life. He had his wife, daughter, and women he would pick up when traveling. He was intrigued by the stereotypes that were portrayed on the role of women in society. His women ranged in age, but he advised those to choose older because older women are

  • Benjamin Franklin Contributions

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    As one of our Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin helped set the path for our country, but he did much more than that in his life. He was a well known writer, scientist, leader, and statesman, but he was also a well known womanizer. Most of all he was known for his passion for liberty and the natural rights of people. Though he was the oldest, by a whole generation, of the Founding Fathers he was one of the most well-rounded and influential. Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts in

  • The Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin

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    Matthew Matheny HIST 2020 A.P. Tammy Prater 23 November 2014 Benjamin Franklin The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is a detailed account of the illustrious experiences of Benjamin Franklin. Though the cultural differences in writing has changed since the 18th century one can learn a lot about one of America’s greatest forefathers through this book. It accounts for Franklin’s life when he was born January 17th, 1706 till the year 1757. Unfortunately, he died in 1790 and was never able to finish

  • Benjamin Franklin Essay

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    Susanna Dey 19 November 2011 Benjamin Franklin Say the name Benjamin Franklin and you may picture a chubby man with spectacles holding a kite during a lightening storm. Perhaps you picture him a older man with spectacles propped up on his nose standing in a great room full of distinguished gentlemen signing the Declaration of Independence. Both of these facts about Benjamin Franklin's life would be true. However, there was so much more to Mr. Franklin. He was a diplomat, a statesman

  • Benjamin Franklin Essay

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    Benjamin Franklin-Scientist and Inventor Benjamin Franklin has influenced American technology, and indirectly, lifestyles by using his proficiencies and intelligence to conduct numerous experiments, arrive at theories, and produce several inventions. Franklin's scientific and analytical mind enabled him to generate many long lasting achievements which contributed to the development and refinement of modern technology. Few national heroes, including George Washington and Thomas

  • Benjamin Franklin Contributions

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    When most people think of Benjamin Franklin, they tend to think of “that guy who discovered electricity”, or “one of the many founding fathers”. While both of those statements are correct, Franklin’s skills and contributions to the country were much, much more than that. As an author, inventor, civic activist, diplomat, printer, and more, Franklin definitely fits the role of a founding father. With such a wide variety of skills, Franklin’s contributions in his many fields were needed for developing

  • The Autobiography By Benjamin Franklin

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    The Autobiography In the autobiographical essay aptly entitled “The Autobiography” (1791) Benjamin Franklin, a writer, renowned inventor, and American founding father confides that he had made attempts in his youth at emulating Perfection through the apprehension and application of 13 traits: Temperance,Silence, Order, Resolution, Frugality, Industry, Sincerity, Justice, Moderation, Cleanliness, Tranquility, Chastity, and Humility. Enunciating his ideas by checking the aforementioned traits off the

  • Benjamin Franklin Essay

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    Benjamin Franklin was born on Milk Street in Boston on January 17th, 1706. His father was Josiah Franklin, a candle and soap maker. His mother was Abiah Folger and she was Josiah's second wife. Benjamin Franklin was the youngest son of 17 children. Benjamin attended Boston Latin School for two years but did not graduate because of lack of money; however he continued his education by reading great quantities. His parents wanted him to go into the church, however at age 10 his schooling ended and he

  • Benjamin Franklin Contributions

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    Benjamin Franklin Someone that has influenced encouraged and contributed to the Revolutionary War and the United States of America, is none other than Benjamin Franklin. Enough cannot be said about this man, I will touch on his early life, education, politics and his achievements. One of the most well-known historical figures ever, Benjamin Franklin has greatly helped and contributed to American history. His creativeness and intelligence goes beyond compare. He has invented and sacrificed much for

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