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Thesis- To research the wonderful life of Benjamin Franklin It is also to understand what it took for Franklin to be such a famous and respectable manWhen one takes a look at the world in which he currently lives he sees it as being normal since it is so slow in changing When an historian looks at the present he sees the effects of many events and many wise people Benjamin Franklin is one of these people His participation in so many different fields changed the world immensely He was a noted politician as well as respected scholar He was an important inventor and scientist Particularly interesting is the impact on the scientific world Benjamin Franklin was a modest man who had many jobs in his lifetime This may help explain his large display of inventions and new methods of working various jobs He did everything from making cabbage-growing more efficient to making political decisions to being the first person to study and chart the Gulf Stream movement in the Atlantic Ocean Franklin was born in Boston Massachusetts on January 17 1706 He was the fifteenth child in a family of seventeen kids His parents Josiah and Abiah Franklin were hard working devout PuritanCalvinist people Josiah Franklin made candles for a living Since the Franklins were so poor little Benjamin couldnt afford to go to school for longer than two years In those two years however Franklin learned to read which opened the door to further education for him Since he was only a fair writer and had very poor mathematical skills he worked to tutor himself at home Benjamin Franklin was a determined young man As a boy he taught himself to be a very good writer He also learned basic algebra and geometry navigation grammar logic and natural and physical science He partially mastered French German Italian Spanish and Latin He was soon
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