Benjamin Franklin Contributions To Society

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Benjamin Franklin was born January 12, 1706 in Boston, Massachusettes. He grew up in Boston but spent the majority of his life in Philadelphia after running away from home at 17. Before his death on April 17, 1790 he had made many contributions to society, including typography. Although his vocation in life was a diplomat, scientist, inventor and writer, he only ever identified himself as a printer.

Originally, Ben Franklin was an apprentice to his brother James at the age of 12. Upon turning 17, he ran away to Philadelphia, wanting his own personal freedom rather than having to live under his brothers rule. In Philadelphia, he was hired on with Samuel Keimer after fixing Keimer’s broken printing press. Soon after he was sent to London
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