scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,225
Benjamin Franklin is known for many things He is widely known as an inventor and statesman As an inventor he is known for his Kite flying experiment As a statesman Benjamins greatest contribution was the work he did on the Declaration of Independence Benjamin was born in Boston Massachusetts on January 17 1706 old style calendar January 6 17061 When he was born England still ruled the thirteen colonies that made up America Later in his life trouble started to develop in the colonies following the French and Indian war He was the tenth son fifteenth child to his father Josiah who was a candle and soap maker8 Josiah had been married twice His first marriage was with Ann Child had seven children with her Josiah married Ann in England where they had three children before moving to Boston and had a total of seven children4 He had ten more children with Abiah Folger during his second marriage Josiah had wanted Benjamin to enter into the clergy Clergymen need years of schooling and Josiah could only afford one year of school Ben had learned to read at a young age he did have one year in grammar school and another year with a private teacher His formal education ended when he was ten At the age of twelve he worked with his brother James who was a printer James started the New England Courant the first newspaper in Boston8 Although two papers were in the city before Jamess they only reprinted abroad news The New England Courant printed news of the colonies Benjamin wanted to write for the paper but knew that his brother would never let him At night Ben would write letters and would sign them with the name of a fictional widow Silence Dogood8 In his letters Dogood was filled with advice and how women were treated He would sneak the letters in to the shop at night so now one
@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