At 15 Benjamin Franklin brother started “The New England Currant” the first newspaper in Boston. Even though there were two paper in the city before his paper included articles, opinion pieces written by his friends, advertisement’s and news of ship schedules. Benjamin Franklin was not allowed to write in his brother paper due to the fact that he was lowly apprentice. Benjamin Franklin began writing letters at night and signing them with the name of a fictional widow, Silence Dogwood.
Dogwood was filled with advice and very critical of the world around her, particularly nickering the Issue of how women were treated.If Benjamin Franklin was caught by his brother he would be punish. The letter got a lot of attention and people wanted to know who this mystery person was. After sixteen letters had been posted Ben]amyl Franklin confesses to writing the letter, his brother was upset and Jealous with all attention Benjamin Franklin was getting from his friends.
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Benjamin Franklin and his brother found themselves in debate with Boson’s powerful Puritan preachers, the Matter’s. Because smallpox was a deadly disease back in them days, ND the Matter’s supported inoculation and the Franklins’ believed inoculation only made people sicker.Most Bostonians people agreed with the Franklins, James made fun of the clergy, during the debate.
James was thrown in jail for his views, and Benjamin Franklins was left to run his brother paper. When Benjamin Franklins brother was release from jail he was not pleased with the way his brother was running his paper. Instantly he became violent with Benjamin Franklin which resulted In several beatings and Benjamin running away. Running away In those mimes was Illegal In early America people felt as though runaway didn’t have a place in society.Benjamin Franklin didn’t care he boarded a boat to New York hoping to find a job as printer. But it didn’t work as plan he ended up in Philadelphia where he met his future wife Deborah Read, not knowing seven years later they would married. Benjamin Franklin found work as an apprentice printer he was so good at it the governor of Pennsylvania promised to help start a business for himself if he would travel to London to purchase fonts and printing equipment.
He did as so but promise as broken by the governor was forced to spend several months in England doing print work.Benjamin Franklin had been living with Read family before heading to London. Deborah Read started talking marriage, with Benjamin Franklin who was not ready for marriages yet so she married another man Instead which didn’t lasted very long. Benjamin Franklin returned to Philadelphia tried out a few odd Jobs but went back as printer’s helper. Benjamin Franklin was a greater printer than the man he was working for, so he decided to borrowed some money and set himself up in the f Philadelphia notice how passionate he was.Benjamin Franklin was so good at his job the government give him contract and his business blossom. In 1729 Benjamin Franklin bought a newspaper called “The Pennsylvania Gazette”.
Benjamin Franklin printed contributed pieces by using a falsely name and would be the first to print political cartoon. Benjamin Franklin was very busy socially man he started an organized call the Junta and he Joined the Mason’s. In 1733 Benjamin Franklin publishes “Poor Richards Almanacs” under another falsely name who portraying to e a poor man who needed to money to take care of disable wife.What made this different from almanacs is Franklins almanac was witty aphorisms and lively writing. “Many of the famous phrases associated with Franklin, such as, “A penny saved is a penny earned” come from Poor Richard. ” (Association). Benjamin Franklin continued to be great asset to his community he helped launch project to pave, clean and put streets lights up.
Benjamin Franklin launched the library company in 1731 during this time books were very limited. So using his resource he pulled together some member o they could help buy book from England. “Thus was born the nation’s first subscription library. (Association) In 1743 Benjamin Franklin helped launch another society called “American Philosophical Society’ first learned society in America. Benjamin Franklin helped formed the Pennsylvania Hospital so better treat their sick. “The Library Company, Philosophical Society, and Pennsylvania Hospital are all in existence today. ” (Association).
In 1736 Benjamin Franklin organized Philadelphia Union Fire Company, the first in the city due to how bad the fires can in Philadelphia. Benjamin Franklin famous saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” was actually fire-fighting advice. Association). People who suffered fire damage to their homes often suffered irreversible economic loss. So, in 1752, Franklin helped to found the Philadelphia Contribution for Insurance against Loss by Fire. Those with insurance policies were not wiped out financially. The Contributions is still in business today.
(Association) . Len sass’s and sass’s Benjamin Franklin printing business blooms he then started to franchise his printing revere though partnership with other cities. Benjamin Franklin retired from business and started concentrating on science, experiments, and inventions.Franklins printing business was thriving in this sass and sass. He also started setting up franchise printing partnerships in other cities. By 1749 he retired from business and started concentrating on science, experiments, and inventions. Benjamin Franklin was not new to any of this in 1743 he invented a heat efficient stove to help warm house efficiently and to help improve society and he refuse to have a patent take out.
Some of Benjamin Franklin other inventions were swims fins, the glass Armenia and bifocals. Benjamin Franklin started to study electricity in the sass’s.Benjamin Franklin use a kite as experiment to show the nature of electricity and lightning which brought international fame. “We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately’. In sass’s Benjamin Franklin became involved with politics. During the America Revolution Benjamin Franklin persuade the French to help the Americans that if they didn’t help the British would have too much power. The French and British were enemies The French did help Americans by giving those supplies though Benjamin Franklin and his spies.
Benjamin Franklin became popular among the French once we won the war. Benjamin Franklin help writ the Constitution of the United States which became the new laws for the new country. Benjamin Franklin was selected to the Second Continental Congress and help draft the Declaration of Independence. “Though much of the writing is Thomas Jefferson, much of the contribution is Franklins. ” (Association) “In 1776 Franklin signed the Declaration, and afterward ailed to France as an ambassador to the Court of Louis WI. (Association) “In part via Franklins popularity, the government of France signed a Treaty of Alliance with the Americans in 1778. Franklin also helped secure loans and persuade the French they were doing the right thing.
Franklin was on hand to sign the Treaty of Paris in 1783, after the Americans had won the Revolution. ” (Association) “Now a man in his late seventies, Franklin returned to America. He became President of the Executive Council of Pennsylvania. He served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention ND signed the Constitution.One of his last public acts was writing an anti-slavery treatise in 1789. ” (Association) In conclusion Benjamin Franklin was great man of his time and he invented several things that we use to this day. He was great inventor and science teacher he came up with things that we use in today time.
Benjamin Franklin came up ways to help solve the Americans problem during the American Revolution. If was not for Benjamin Franklin we would not have won the war if he didn’t ask the French for help. Benjamin Franklin signs four of the important that we still use today.