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    Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17 1706 to the parents Josiah Franklin and Abiah Folger. Benjamin Franklin was the tenth son born to his father who was on his second wife‚ which in total his father had seventeen children. Benjamin Franklin father wanted him to become a clergy but can afford only to send him for one year in order to become a clergy you needed years of schooling. But that didn’t stop him from becoming an apprentice at his brother printer company. At only 12 years old Benjamin

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    Chandarlapaty Question2. Discuss the work ethic of Benjamin Franklin in his Autobiography and the significance of his contribution to American democracy and capitalism. Why are Franklin’s “Choices” important in building the American ethic? Benjamin Franklin: If ever a story embodied what has come to be known as the American dream‚ it is the life story of Benjamin Franklin. The work ethic of Franklin could be considered a passionate and energetic man who motivated himself by

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    Rachel Sutherland English Composition I Prof. Comeau October 11‚ 2012 A Clear Look into the Life of Benjamin Franklin The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin has themes of enlightenment‚ hard work‚ nature‚ and intelligence. A person’s attention may not be drawn toward these ideas at first glance‚ but after reading “The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato and “The American Scholar” by Emerson‚ it is difficult to stray away from connecting the three works. “The Allegory of the Cave” presents enlightenment

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    Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790 Born in Boston Benjamin Franklin was one of seventeen children born to the parents of Josiah Franklin and Abiah Folger. His father wanted Benjamin to go to school to become a clergyman‚ but he only had enough to send him to school for one year. Clergymen needed years of school. Benjamin ended up being apprenticed to his brother James. James was a printer and Benjamin helped him. When Benjamin was fifteen his brother started the New England Courant. It was

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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

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    Barry Hall American Lit. I: Fri. 9-11:45pm 6 May 2011 Benjamin Franklin’s Influence in 18th Century America Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 6th‚ 1706. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America‚ and was also well known for his writings and inventions. R. V. Jones states that Benjamin Franklin was “the oldest man to sign the Declaration of Independence” he also goes on to say that Franklin “had done more than anyone else to keep America within the British

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    Benjamin Franklin Born: January 17‚ 1706 Birthplace: Boston‚ Massachusetts Bay Nationality: American Contributions:  Lightning rod‚  Bifocals‚ Franklin stove Benjamin was the first American physicist to characterized two kinds of electric charge which he named “positive” and “negative.” He earned the title of "The First American" for his early and untiring campaigning for colonial unity He signed the Declaration of Independence‚ the Treaty of Paris‚ which ended the Revolutionary

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    If ever a story embodied what has come to be known as the American Dream‚ it is the life story of Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin is one of the most talented‚ famous‚ and powerful people in the United States‚ who was part of Five that was to draft the Declaration of Independence. He dedicated almost his life to the Revolution of the United States. Besides being a talented inventor with many significant inventions that have changed the world until now‚ he was a successful politician as well.

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    Emily Russo English 102 Professor Davis 4 December 2012 Benjamin Franklin: Citizen and Scientist “Come along‚ lads!” cries a young Benjamin Franklin to his group of schoolmates. Running and jumping‚ the boys make their way to the Charles River on a warm Boston day. Reaching the river‚ young Ben dives in straight away‚ while the other boys gingerly slip into the calm waters. Ben was always a very confident and strong swimmer‚ and strikes out with his arms at the blue water in a familiar stroke

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    Charles Smith 06/15/2013 U.S History 1 The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is himself writing about his accomplishments. He grew up in an average home with a family that consisted of twelve children. His family was not poor‚ but his father worked hard to keep them afloat. Franklin was one of the children that were put into getting an education and over the years he acquired degrees from colleges he did not attend. He first worked for a newspaper printer‚ and after a short period he became

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