Benjamin Franklin Essay

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Benjamin Franklin was a multi-faceted man, due to his achievements that were unexpected of him, his advances through many areas of his life and his faith that many adapted. Born into a large family of ten children, Franklin was not expected to be the leading man he was. His father was a soap maker, and his family thought Franklin would be a part of the clergy. (Ben Franklin The Electric Franklin 1) Franklin’s expectations make his successes so much more impactful because of his ability to be a leader from a young age and represent America as a powerful nation. Through the printing press Franklin was able to support himself for the rest of his life, which lead him to tackle his curiosities through discovering and inventing. (Benjamin …show more content…
Shortly after, Franklin’s brother was sent to jail because of his strongly worded opinions about the church. Benjamin Franklin took over his brother’s printing press while he was in jail. When his brother came back Franklin ran away due to his brother’s cruel treatment and disapproval of what Benjamin Franklin had done. (Ben Franklin The Electric Franklin 1) Franklin went to many different places from leaving Boston to Philadelphia, to England and then back to Philadelphia. He worked in different printing press’s in these places, all under different authorities until he settled back in Philadelphia. (Benjamin Franklin 1) Benjamin Franklin eventually became the sole proprietor of his own printing press, which thrived in Philadelphia. He bought The Philadelphia Gazette which became the most popular and influential paper in New England. (Ben Franklin The Electric Franklin 1) He also wrote Poor Richard’s Almanac, which included many short catchy sayings still popular today. An example is, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” (Poor Richard’s Almanac 1)

Being a successful business man, Benjamin Franklin was a diligent worker that knew what moves to make at the right time. From the early age of sixteen he ran away, leaving behind everything so he could have a better lifestyle. His early years affect many Americans that read his autobiography or other biographies about him because he was smart on what business moves he made, which ended up making him a very

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