Benjamin Franklin Founding Father

514 Words3 Pages

Benjamin Franklin was one of the largest known founding fathers of the United States. He was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts. His parents were Josiah Franklin and Abiah Folger. He was the fifteenth child of Josiah and one of ten by Abiah(Franklin Born). His father wanted him to be a clergy but could not afford to send him to school for that many years. Instead, he became his brother’s, James, apprentice at the age of twelve to learn the printing trade(Begins Apprenticeship). This lasted until 1723, when Benjamin could not work with his brother anymore and left to go to Philadelphia. After so many months, he established himself as a printer and bought the newspaper ‘Pennsylvania Gazette’(Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790). One of his tributes was ‘Poor Richard’s …show more content…

In 1776, Benjamin Franklin was appointed to a five-member committee that helped draft the Declaration of Independence(Franklin and the American Revolution). That same year, Congress sent him to France to try to get aid in the Revolutionary War(Franklin and the American Revolution). Benjamin Franklin had been a minister in France and helped negotiate and draft the Treaty of Paris, which was signed in 1783 and helped to end the Revolutionary War(Franklin and the American Revolution). This document helped to establish that America is a separate and equal nation. Benjamin Franklin left France in 1785 and went back to Philadelphia. Then in 1787, he was a delegate for the Constitutional Convention(Benjamin Franklin’s later years). Many of these delegates had different ideas for how the country should be run, even Benjamin Franklin had a few different ideas. However, the convention ended in 1987 and was ratified in 1788(Benjamin Franklin’s later

Open Document