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Benjamin Franklin's Major Accomplishments

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Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17th 1706 in Boston Massachusetts. At an early age Benjamin learned to read and could be considered and major accomplishment. At age 10 he quit school so he could start working full time at his father’s candle and soap shop. Dipping wax and cutting wicks didn’t suit his needs. At age 12 his father apprenticed him to his brother James at a print shop. James frequently beat and mistreated ben, but ben learned a lot about newspaper publishing and politics which would help him accomplish many things later on in life. ← Major accomplishment? In 1723 Ben fled boston due to his brother’s angry and tyrannical behavior, Although he had three years remaining on a legally binding contract. He escaped to new york
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