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Later in his life he embraced abolition of slavery He became president of the first abolition organization the Philadelphia Abolition Society Franklin was the first person to petition congress to abolish slavery in 1790 two months before his death In 1728 when he was 22 he wrote his own epitaph

Benjamin Franklin Public service (1753 85) Britannica

Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Public service (1753 85) Despite the success of his electrical experiments Franklin never thought science was as important as public service As a leisured gentleman he soon became involved in more high powered public offices He became a member of the Philadelphia City Council in 1748 justice of the peace in 1749 and in 1751 a city alderman and a

About us Benjamin Franklin Historical Society

The Benjamin Franklin History website was created by the Benjamin Franklin Historical Society as part of of the University of Massachusetts History Club Our objective is to give honor to Benjamin Franklin as one of our founding fathers and to recognize his importance in the development of civic responsibility science and entrepreneurship in colonial America

Benjamin Franklin Flashcards Quizlet

The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Learn with flashcards games and more — for free

Benjamin Franklin World of Influence Celebrity PBS

Ben Franklin was America's first international celebrity His groundbreaking discoveries in the science of electricity in the late 1740's and early 1750's catapulted him from obscure scientific

Biography of Benjamin Franklin Printer Inventor Statesman

Aug 28 2019 · Benjamin Franklin (January 17 1706 April 17 1790) was a scientist publisher and statesman in colonial North America where he lacked the cultural and commercial institutions to nourish original ideas

Benjamin Franklin Biography Inventions & Facts HISTORY

One of the leading figures of early American history Benjamin Franklin (1706 90) was a statesman author publisher scientist inventor and diplomat Born into a Boston family of modest means Franklin had little formal education He went on to start a successful printing business in Philadelphia and grew wealthy

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He was a self made man representing American social mobility through frugality and industriousness According to historian Perry Miller Benjamin Franklin has become the most "massively symbolic" figures in American history Benjamin Franklin died at age 84 on April 17 1790 The cause of his death was empyema brought by attacks of pleurisy which he had suffered earlier in his life

Benjamin Franklin Legacy Britannica

At the centre of the society was one of its founders Benjamin Franklin who (in his experiments concerning the flow of electricity) proved to be one of the few American scientists to achieve a major theoretical breakthrough but who was more adept at the kinds of applied research that resulted…

Young Benjamin Franklin American Philosophical Society

Jan 17 2019 · In celebration of Benjamin Franklin's 313th birthday the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the American Philosophical Society welcome Nick Bunker to present his new account of Franklin's early life From his early career as a printer and journalist to his scientific work and his role as a founder of a new republic Benjamin Franklin has always seemed the inevitable embodiment of American ingenuity

The Railroading of Silas Deane or How To Destroy a Patriot's

Early in the American Revolution Silas Deane worked without salary and spent much of his own money persuading the French to send guns ships and other supplies to the patriots For his efforts he got a reputation as a traitor and a spy The Continental Congress treated him shabbily He fell into poverty and after …

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In 1756 Franklin had become a member of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts Manufactures & Commerce (now the Royal Society of Arts or RSA) which had been founded in 1754 and whose early meetings took place in Covent Garden coffee shops After his return to the United States in 1775 Franklin became the Society's Corresponding Member continuing a close connection

Franklin's Impact on American Education Benjamin Franklin

Published by The Historical Society of Pennsylvania "The Public Career of Benjamin Franklin A Life of Service" Author(s) Herman V Ames Source The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography Vol 55 No 3 (1931) pp 193 207 Published by The Historical Society of Pennsylvania "Benjamin Franklin and Eighteenth Century American Libraries"

Benjamin Franklin Achievement of security and fame (1726 53

Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin Achievement of security and fame (1726 53) Denham died however a few months after Franklin entered his store The young man now 20 returned to the printing trade and in 1728 was able to set up a partnership with a friend Two years later he borrowed money to become sole proprietor

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Benjamin Franklin History and Biography

In 1736 Benjamin Franklin entered politics for the first time and that same year he was elected to the General Assembly of Philadelphia 11 years later he would organize the first volunteer militia to defend Pennsylvania

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Apr 06 2020 · Benjamin Franklin was a Founding Father and a polymath inventor scientist printer politician freemason and diplomat Franklin helped to draft the Declaration of Independence and the U S

Early Life Benjamin Franklin Historical Society

Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17 1706 in Boston in what was known as the Massachusetts Bay Colony He was born on a small house on 17 Milk Street across the street from the Old Meeting House His father was Josiah Franklin soap and candle maker His mother was Abiah Folger a home maker Franklin was raised as a Presbyterian

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The New England Courant Benjamin Franklin was introduced to the art of printing and journalism by Franchise and Retirement from Printing Franchise By the early 1730's Franklin's business was thriving was the most popular

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Benjamin Franklin Printing House Benjamin Franklin's journey in the printing business started long before he started working Poor Richard's Almanack Pennsylvania Gazette Public Projects Pennsylvania Hospital The nation's first hospital was the idea of Dr Thomas Bond who approached his long time friend Public Projects

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Benjamin Franklin's Early Life and Education Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17 1706 in Boston Massachusetts His father Josiah was a tallow chandler candle maker and soap boiler who had moved to the American Colonies from England

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Jul 15 2019 · Early Life Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17th 1706 to Josiah Franklin and Abiah Folger He studied for two years after which he worked for his father in a soap and candle making enterprise at ten In his teenage years Franklin apprenticed under his brother James in his printing business

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In 1838 the locale was officially named Franklin in honor of statesman author and inventor Benjamin Franklin The 1830s saw the first wave of European immigrants arrive from Ireland Franklin's array of natural resources made it an attractive location for foreigners who were accustomed to physical labor

Benjamin Franklin Biography Inventions & Facts Britannica

Apr 13 2020 · What was Benjamin Franklin's early life like Benjamin Franklin was born the 10th son of the 17 children of a man who made soap and candles one of the lowliest of the artisan crafts He learned to read very early and had one year in grammar school and another under a private teacher but his formal education ended at age 10

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He was against slavery as an institution For part of his life he held the usual prejudices against African Americans but he came to realize that they were "in every respect equal" to his own Benjamin Franklin died at age 84 on April 17 1790 The cause of his death was empyema brought by attacks of pleurisy which he had suffered earlier in his life

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The mission of the Franklin Historical Society is to seek to preserve and foster appreciation of local history and to maintain living museums for educational and community enrichment Happy Easter Everyone from the Franklin Historical Society!

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Benjamin Franklin Biography Benjamin Franklin (1706 1790) was a scientist ambassador philosopher statesmen writer businessman and celebrated free thinker and wit Franklin is often referred to as 'America's Renaissance Man' and he played a pivotal role in forging a united American identity during the American Revolution Early life

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Benjamin Franklin (January 17 1706 April 17 1790) known as "the First American " was an American statesman whose efforts were critical to the success of the American Revolution and the unification of the 13 colonies into a new nation

Benjamin Franklin Biography Childhood Life Achievements

One of the founding fathers of the USA Benjamin Franklin was a multi talented personality He was a scientist inventor author musician and a statesman Check out this biography for detailed information on his life siblings Anne Harris Ebenezer Franklin Elizabeth Douse Hannah Cole James Franklin Jane Mecom John Franklin Joseph