Presentation Benjamin Franklin

Presentation Benjamin Franklin
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  • Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17th, 1706. He was the tenth son of Josiah Franklin. Benjamin's mother was Abiah Folger.
  • Josiah intended for Benjamin to enter into the clergy. However Josiah could only afford to send his son to school for one year and clergyman needed years of schooling.
  • But, as young Benjamin loved to read, he had him apprenticed to his brother James, who was a printer.
  • Quote: Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
  • After helping James compose pamphelts and set type which was grueling work, 12 year old Benjamin would sell their products in the streets.
  • He was one of the few men at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 to take a public stand against slavery.
  • Benjamin helped to draft both the Declaration of independence and the constitution of the united states.
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