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Benjamin Franklin

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Transcript of Benjamin Franklin

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
Beginning
Birth : January 17th, 1706 in Boston Massachusetts
Achievements?
Ben Franklin is well known as the founding fathers who drafted the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the U.S.A
Achievements?
Because of his self education he earned honorary degrees from Harvard, Yale, Oxford University in England and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland
Beginning
Ben Franklin got married to Deborah Read on September the 1st 1730
Family: Ben Franklin had 1 mother and 1 step mother, 1 father and 16 other siblings
Position in Family: Ben Franklin was
the 15th child and the last son
He served as president of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery
He also wrote many tracts urging the abolition of slavery and petitioned the U.S Congress for it in 1790
(Continued)
Franklin mapped the Gulf Stream, invented swim fins, the lightning rod and musical instruments and established colleges
Father: Josiah Franklin - December
23rd, 1657 - January 16th, 1745
Mother: Abiah Folger - ( the second wife)
August 15th, 1667 - May 8th 1752
(Continued)
Ben had 2 sons and 1 daughter
As a child he was an apprentice for his brother in printing
Continental Congress /
Declaration of Independence
Benjamin Franklin is best known as one of the Founding Fathers who drafted the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States

QUESTION TIME!
State whether the following is True or False
Benjamin Franklin
was born on January
17th, 1706 in Boston,
Massachusetts

Answer Is:
True
Answer Is:
False
Benjamin Franklin
invented
lightning rods, electricity
and
musical instruments
He had 16 other
siblings
Answer Is:
False
He never
invented
electricity
Benjamin Franklin
had 5
daughters and 1
son
Answer Is:
False
He only had
2 sons and
1 daughter
Ben was appointed
to the Second Continental
Congress
Answer Is:
True
Answer Is:
False
Not the Constitution of the
U.K
The constitution of the
U.S.A
Ben Franklin got
married to
Deborah Read on
September the 1st, 1731
Answer Is:
False
Not 1731, Its 1730
He was one of
the 5 men
to draft the
Declaration
of Independence
Answer Is:
True
His dad's name
is
Martin
Franklin
Answer Is:
His name was
Josiah Franklin
Back in Pittsburgh,
Franklin was
chosen President of the
Supreme Executive
Council of Philadelphia
Answer Is:
False
It wasn't "Back in Pittsburgh" It was "Back in Philadelphia"
Back in Philadelphia, Franklin was chosen president of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania
Ben Franklin was appointed by the Second Continental Congress
He was one of five men to draft the
Declaration of Independence
Bad Times,
Bad Times
Ben Franklin decided to start a magazine, but he failed. The magazine is unknown
He also tried to make a new scheme to the alphabet that proposed to eliminate the letters C, J, Q, W, X and Y as too repetative
Oh Ya, I
Remember That
False
Also it wasn't "Council of Philadelphia" it was "Council of Pennsylvania"
Did You Know That
Factoid!!
Benjamin Franklin,
signed the Treaty of Paris
that ended the American
Revolution War
Attended Boston Latin School
from 1714 to 1716
But couldn't finish because

his father thought it was a waste of time
Hey There,
Their's a award named after Benjamin Franklin
Another Fact!
He (as you know already) drafted the Declaration of Independence
In Philadelphia he was chosen president of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania
Ben Franklin was
is well known as the
founding fathers who drafted
the Declaration of Independence
and the Constitution of the
U.K (United Kingdom)
He had 13
other
siblings
This has

been a
presentation
on...

Unfortunately....
Benjamin Franklin passed away
on April 17th, 1790 at
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
and was buried at
Christ Church Burial Ground
#1. http://history.howstuffworks.com/
#2. http://www.ushistory.org/FRANKLIN/info/
#3. http://www.biography.com/people/benjamin-franklin-9301234
#4. http://www.revolutionary-war-and-beyond.com/facts-about-benjamin-franklin.html
#5. http://www.fi.edu/franklin/birthday/faq.html
#6.http://www.americanhistorycentral.com/entry.php?rec=469&view=quick-facts
#7 The History Book
Including Haran
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