Benjamin Franklin's Life And Accomplishments

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Benjamin Franklin is best known as one of the founding fathers of the United States. He is also well known as a scientist, politician, activist, inventor, and author. His literary career began in his apprenticeship to his older brother, James, the editor of The New England Courant when he was 12 years old. His style of writing was greatly influenced by the English periodical, The Spectator, which was widely read and popular at the time. He contributed letters and essays to the Courant under various pseudonyms. Under these pseudonyms, he would write on the current state of affairs or issues of the time with, comical, witty, and satirical points of view. He later went on to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to create his own paper, the Pennsylvania
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