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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 a historian looks at the present he sees the effects of many events and many wise people Benjamin Franklin is one of these people What Ben Franklin gave to the world in so many different fields helped to change this world immensely He was a noted politician respected scholar an important inventor and also a scientist Benjamin Franklin had a huge impact on the scientific world as well as on United States history and politics Benjamin Franklin was a modest man who had had many jobs in his lifetime This may help explain his large array 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 Benjamin could not 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 Franklin had become a fair writer in those two years but his math skills were very poor in the years to follow he would 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 Before he knew it he was named the best educated man in
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