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The Life of Benjamin Franklin When 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 theeffects 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 Franklin was born in Boston Massachusetts on January 17 1706 He was thefifteenth child in a family of seventeen kids His parents Josiah and Abiah Franklin werehard 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 forlonger than two years In those two years however Franklin learned to read whichopened the door to further education for him Since he was only a fair writer and had verypoor 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 grammarlogic and natural and physical science He partially mastered French German ItalianSpanish and Latin He was soon to be named the best educated man in the country When he was 12-years-old he was apprentice to his brother in printing Benjamins brother founded the second newspaper in America Many people told him that one newspaper was enough for America and that the paper would soon collapse On thecontrary it became very popular Occasionally young Benjamin would write an article to be printed and slip it under the printing rooms door signed as Anonymous
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