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Transcript of Benjamin Franklin
Born: January 17, 1706 in Boston, MA
As an apprentice to his brother, who had his own newspaper, young Ben wished to write letters for the paper, but his brother refused to accept them. As a last resort he wrote to the paper under the Alias "Silence Dogood." When he was 17 he ran away to Philadelphia.
Benjamin continued to work in print shops in Philadelphia, but went to London to begin gathering the necessary materials for the print shop he wished to open. He was unable to start his own shop, so he returned to Philadelphia where he married Deborah Read and had two children.
Poor Richard's Almanack
The General Magazine and Historic Chronicle for all British Plantations in America
Father Abraham's Sermon (The way to wealth)
His own autobiography
Glass Armonica (instrument)
Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17th, 1706 in Boston Massachusetts. He only attended school until he was 10 years old, and became an apprentice in his brother's print shop when he was 12.
Benjamin Franklin's work in a print shop inspired him to write his own books and articles. His works include:
Benjamin Franklin was not only a scientist but an inventor. His inventions include:
Benjamin Franklin is most noted for his discoveries in the area of electricity, but that was not the only research he did. His other discoveries are:
Atlantic ocean currents
Wave theory of light
The concept of cooling
Role in the Revolutionary War
Benjamin Franklin is one of the many founding fathers of the United States. He took part in the writing of the Declaration of Independence, and was an ambassador to France to convince them to be our allies. He was successful, and today is noted for being on the $100 bill.
Benjamin Franklin died at his home in Pennsylvania on April 17th, 1790 at age 84. Over 20,000 people attended his funeral, and his legacy lives on today.
Benjamin discovered the positive and negative properties of electricity, and discovered the principle of "the conservation of charge." His findings led him to the invention of the lightning rod. For his achievements he received the Royal Society's Copley Medal.