S: Benjamin Franklin, a life by chieko
BC: Lean all about Benjamin Franklin in this picture filled book! From his youth to his death you learn new (and crazy) things about the crafty inventor. Benjamin Franklin
FC: A quick biography of our friend Benjamin Franklin by Chieko link
1: YOUTH Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston as the 15th child out of 17 on January 17,1706.His father was a candle maker. at twelve he helped cut wicks and melt tallow for his father. Ben only had two years of formal schooling but, that didn't stop him, he taught himself algebra,geometry, navigation, grammar, logic, natural and physical science. | He partially mastered French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Latin. Franklin worked in a printing shop with his brother. Mrs. Silence Dogood wrote to the printing shop and Ben's brother printed many of her issues until he found out it was his brother, Ben, and refused to print anymore. The brothers quarreled a lot of the time. Ben broke his contract of working with his brother and ran away to Philadelphia. Ben wanted to be his own master and was able to when he ran away.
2: Benjamin Franklin's reason for independence:He wanted to stay in the British empire but, only if the rights of the colonists were recognized and protected. Ben didn't even despise and dislike Britain! The colonists influenced him to go to many meetings and he lifted many taxes. He even begged France to help them in the war. his great feat was upgrading Philadelphia to the most upgraded place!
3: Ben's family was his wife and child,William. He believed in saving his money. He believed everyone should exercise a lot. It was important to be frugal to him. Lastly, he thought everyone should be naked for an hour a day. Luckily, it didn't catch on in Philadelphia. Ben was very kind and exploding with crafty sayings. He was shortly a general and a legislature. His sickness was Emphysema, Syphilis
4: Ben died of the sickness he had*. He was buried by his wife's grave at the Christ church. 20,000 people came to honor one of our founding fathers! Even more amazing he gave $5,000 to both Boston and Philadelphia to be used 100 and 200 years after his death. *see pg.3
5: Note from the author I hope you enjoyed learning about Ben and remember all you learned! You should like Franklin as much as I do, now!!