scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 703
Franklin Benjamin 1706-1790 American printer author diplomat philosopher and scientist whose many contributions to the cause of the American Revolution 1775-1783 and the newly formed federal government that followed rank him among the countrys greatest statesmen Franklin was born on January 17 1706 in Boston His father Josiah Franklin a tallow chandler by trade had 17 children Benjamin was the 15th child and the 10th son Benjamin was taken into his fathers business Finding the work uncongenial however he entered the employ of a cutler At age 13 he was apprenticed to his brother James who had recently returned from England with a new printing press Benjamin learned the printing trade devoting his spare time to the advancement of his education In 1721 his brother James Franklin established the New England Courant and Benjamin at the age of 15 was busily occupied in delivering the newspaper by day and in composing articles for it at night As a result of disagreements with James Benjamin left Boston and made his way to Philadelphia arriving in 1723 There he worked at his trade and made numerous friends Later Franklin went to London to complete his training as a printer and to purchase the equipment needed to start his own printing establishment in Philadelphia With characteristic resourcefulness he obtained employment in London In October 1726 Franklin returned to Philadelphia and resumed his trade Franklin engaged in many public projects In 1731 he founded what was probably the first public library in America He first published Poor Richards Almanac in 1732 under the pen name Richard Saunders He organized the first fire company in that city and introduced methods for the improvement of street paving and lighting Always interested in scientific studies he devised means to correct the excessive smoking of chimneys and invented around 1744 the Franklin stove which furnished greater heat with a reduced consumption of
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA