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Ben Franklin Introduction This report tells of the many accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin and of how he became known as a hero of America It explains how he rose from poverty by working hard The report spreads out Ben Franklins life and the accomplishments he made during it all from his birth to his death You will find the discoveries and inventions he made the way traveled in his life and how he did all he could to improve society When you finish reading this your questions about Benjamin Franklin will be answered and you will know why he is considered one of Americas greatest heroes Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin is one of the few people in American history that can truly be called a hero He was born in 1796 and died in the year 1790 living to be eighty-four years old He was the son of a poor Boston candle maker by the name of Josiah Franklin and had sixteen brothers and sisters At the age of eight Benjamin enters grammar school for two years Two years later he became his fathers assistant in making candles In 1718 Ben begins assisting his brother James in printing In three years Franklin made a living by writing poems and ballads and then selling them in printed form In the year 1723 he breaks his indenture and moves from Boston to Philadelphia While there he finds employment in Keimers printing office In 1724 he is persuaded by Governor Keith to establish himself independently and so Ben goes to England at the age of eighteen and opens a small printing shop their After two years there he returns to Philadelphia and becomes the manager of Ke imers printing house At the age of twenty-two he opens another printing office with Hugh Meredith after Keimer dies The next year
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