Benjamin Franklin's Eventful Life

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Benjamin Franklin lived an eventful life. He used literature to broadcast his vast amount of wisdom he had accrued throughout his life. His life began in Boston, Massachusetts as one of seventeen children by Josiah Franklin. Josiah wanted his son to enter into the clergy but could not afford this route. Benjamin, after a year of school, began to apprentice his brother James, a printer (MLA). His brother had started the first American newspaper The New England Courant. Ben began to write under the alias Silence Dogood because his brother would never let him write for the paper.
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