Benjamin Franklin Research Paper

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Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was born in Boston, Massachusetts and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His family lived for three different centuries in the Parish of Ecton, Northamptonshire, England, on a freehold on and about thirty acres. “Benjamin Franklin was one of the official signer of the United States Constitution of 1787, Declaration of Independence, and of the Paris Peace Commission. He was one of the very first United States Postmaster’s General, a big figure in the American Enlightenment and a scientist.”(History) He kept himself busy and involved with society. Franklin facilitated and founded many of the “civic organizations, the American Philosophical Society, the Union Fire Company, University …show more content…
In addition, Franklin was “instrumental in the creation of the Academy of Philadelphia, a college which opened in 1751 and became known as the University of Pennsylvania in 1791.”(History) The University of Pennsylvania is still open and its “tuition fee per year is $51,464 and total enrollment is 21,395. The Penn Quakers have more than 25 NCAA division I sports that compete in the Ivy League, and are noted for successful basketball and lacrosse teams”. (University of Pennsylvania) Just another successful thing that Benjamin Franklin can be proud is of that even after his death the university is still open and students are getting …show more content…
At the age of 81 Franklin was the oldest delegate and he had the urged to fellow delegates to continue to support the heavily debated in the new document. The U.S Constitution was ratified by the required nine states in June 1788, and George Washington (1732-1799) was inaugurated as America’s first president in April 1789.”(History) Franklin was hoping for Washington to win for president to continue the heavily debate.
At a meeting in 1754, in Albany, New York, he proposed a well thought out plan to unite the colonies under a national congress, instead of different colonies but his plan was rejected. “Although his Albany Plan was rejected, it helped lay the groundwork for the Articles of Confederation, which became the first became the first constitution of the United States when ratified in 1781.”(History) Even after his plan was rejected he was able to help the first

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