How Did Benjamin Franklin Impact Society

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“Benjamin Franklin lived his life in the spirit of a renaissance man: he was deeply interested in the world around him, and he excelled in several widely differing fields of human endeavor.” (“Home”). Franklin was born in Boston of 1706 where he was raised in a poor family and was unable to have an education for more than two years. At age 12, he was apprenticed by his older brother who worked in a printing business. Benjamin later became successful in the printing business and soon became successful through his inventions as well. Later, he also became involved in politics and became one of the founding fathers. Benjamin Franklin made significant impacts on America with his inventions and politics. Besides being one of the Founding Fathers…show more content…
He helped plan various documents for America, one being the Albany Plan, which unfortunately did not pass but did the become a base for another important document. “Although his Albany plan was rejected, it helped lay the groundwork for the Articles of Confederation, which became the first constitution of the United States when ratified in 1781.” (“History”). Without the Albany Plan, the Articles of Confederation would have never been created because his Albany Plan helped become the groundwork for it. The Articles of Confederation served as a written document which displayed the functions of the American government since they had declared their independence from Great Britain. He also assisted in the creation of the U.S. Constitution. “At the end of the convention, in September 1787, he urged his fellow delegates to support the heavily debated new document. The U.S constitution was ratified by the nine states in June 1788.” (“History”). Benjamin heavily debated with his fellow delegates before persuading them to decide to create the U.S. Constitution. Without Franklin, the Constitution may not have been
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