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    • Life in the Eyes of Benjamin Franklin
      Benjamin Franklin
      Austin Frazier 4A
    • Benjamin Franklin
    • Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706.
      Benjamin only had the opportunity to attend school from age eight to ten because his father took him into his business.
      At age 15 became an apprentice to his brother James and helped him with his newspaper company called The New England Courant.
      Early Life
    • He excelled in many things including businessman, publisher, writer, legislator, diplomat, social activist, and scientist.
      He excelled in many things including businessman, publisher, writer, legislator, diplomat, social activist, and scientist.
      He was first to coin the phrase, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away." (Kurtus)
      Writings
    • Franklin displayed the most religious tolerance in his writings.
      Benjamin thought we must use our rational thinking and common sense, when understanding people’s rights.
      Franklin said, that people had the right to believe in their own type of God, and that men should be judged by their good works.
      Place in The Enlightenment
    • Benjamin Franklin wrote one of the most well known books ever called The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.
      He was the first to establish a library in Philadelphia.
      Benjamin Franklin helped draft the Declaration of Independence, along with serving as an ambassador to France.
      Most Interesting Facts