Benjamin Franklin's Role In The Revolutionary War

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Benjamin Franklin was a man of many trades who had significant impact on the revolutionary war. He was incredibly talented with beautiful philosophy. “Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom - and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech”- (Benjamin Franklin). Benjamin Franklin and his involvement with the revolutionary war founded our country based on his background, virtues, education and inventions. From the start, Ben strived for greatness. He was born January 12, 1706 in the Massachusetts Bay Colony now known as the present day Boston. His birthplace was then a british colony on 17 Milk Street. Ben grew up in a large family being the youngest son and the 15th child. Thanks to his parents, he…show more content…
He entered a common-law marriage with Deborah Read who was the mother to two of his children but later divorced. After being abandoned by her first husband, Deborah was relieved to remarry. In 1774, Deborah died of a stroke and was buried in the cemetery of Christ Church next to Benjamin. Ben had a daughter and two sons (one out of marriage). His daughter, Sarah,was brought into the world in 1743 and went on to marry and have 7 children blessing her father with grandchildren. His youngest son, Francis, was born in 1732 but unfortunately later passed away from smallpox in 1736. He and his daughter remained close while his eldest son william, and him didn 't see eye to eye politically. William, whom was born out of wedlock, was a loyalist and went to live with his grandfather in Europe. (Benton,…show more content…
Ben 's dad wished him to grow old and become a preacher but he wanted to be a sailor beyond his father 's disapproval. When ben was younger he attended Boston Latin public school at the age 8, which focused primarily on grammar due to his dad 's hopes. Soon after he was transferred to George Brownell 's to focus on mathematics and arithmetic. Ben later then dropped out at the age 10 to continue printing full time at his father 's press. Any other education was through his own studies and there is no other record of him attending any other
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