Cecil Thomas 4A Alexis de Tocquville

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Cecil Thomas 4A Alexis de Tocquville

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

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