The African Unthinkable

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The African Unthinkable

  1. 1. The Enlightenment Days of Benjamin Franklin<br />Benjamin Franklin<br /> Jace Smethurst 4a<br />
  2. 2. Benjamin Franklin<br />
  3. 3. Early Life<br />Born In Boston on January 6th, 1706<br />Youngest child out of 17 children<br />Ben ended his school life at age 10<br />
  4. 4. Writings<br />Ben wrote secret letters for his brother’s newspaper.<br />He also wrote Poor Richard&apos;s Almanack.<br />
  5. 5. Place in the Enlightenment<br />Ben was considered America’s most famous Enlightenment thinker.<br />He was also one of the greatest inventors that changed the world today.<br />Politics became more of an active interest for Ben in the 1750s.<br />He also started the Pennsylvania academy and college, which is an art academy.<br />
  6. 6. Most Interesting Fact<br />The idea of Daylight Savings Time was an idea of Benjamin Franklin’s that he came up with in 1784.<br />

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