Benjamin FranklinFounding Father Benjamin Franklin came from humble beginnings to take his place in the annals of history as one of the most celebrated Americans ever to stand on the world stage. The Boston apprentice who ran away because of his brother's ill-treatment found his destiny in Philadelphia, where he became a printer, a scientist, an author, an inventor, a politician, and a citizen of the world.
Inside you will read about...- Born in Boston
- From Philadelphia to London
- Benjamin Franklin, the Citizen
- Benjamin Franklin, the Inventor
- Franklin and Colonial Politics
- Franklin the American
- Franklin: The Conscience of America
His inventions and his philosophies had the same ultimate goal-to make the world a better place-and Franklin achieved that goal. Europeans saw him as a symbol of what America represented; Franklin saw himself as the result of what America produced. Pragmatism ruled his life, and yet he believed passionately that it was the role of the government and the church to improve the world for all. He has been called the first American, but every American who followed owes something to this remarkable man who designed his own destiny.
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Benjamin Franklin: A Life From Beginning to End based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
He is probably the smartest of the Founding Fathers, and probably one of the smartest people in the 18th century. He was a great inventor, but more importantly he was a wonderful person and tried to better the live of everyone, yes he did own slaves, but he evolved in his thinking and feelings for the African American slaves and freed all the slaves that he owned and wanted and tried to free all the slaves in the United States.