How Did Benjamin Franklin Influence Today

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Benjamin Franklin “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.” This is a quote from Benjamin Franklin. He was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. At the young age of 15, Benjamin desired to write. When Benjamin was an apprentice for his brother’s newspaper company, he began writing under the pseudonym Silence Dogood. The articles became very popular and everyone wanted to know who was writing them. Silence Dogood was just the beginning. Benjamin Franklin founded universities, the post office, made the foreign policy of the new America, drafted the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, invented the Franklin stove and bifocals, and made advances in science with electricity. Benjamin Franklin was a positive influence that still affects us today.…show more content…
In 1740, Franklin invented the Franklin stove, which was way more effective (“Benjamin Franklin Biography”). Because the Franklin stove put off more heat with less fuel, more people could afford the new invention. Inventing the bifocals was also a big influence. The bifocals made it possible to read and to see far distances with one pair of glasses. The biggest advance Franklin made was discovering that lighting was electricity (“Benjamin Franklin Biography”). This lead to the inventions of batteries and the electric motor. Franklin was also a notable person civically. Franklin was a member of Philadelphia’s city council in 1748 and a justice of the peace the next year. In 1751, Franklin got elected to be a Philadelphia alderman and a representative to the Pennsylvania Assembly. Two years later, he accepted a royal appointment as deputy postmaster general of North America (“Benjamin Franklin Biography”). Benjamin Franklin also organized the first volunteer firefighting company in America. The organization was called to Union Fire Company (“Benjamin Franklin Creates the Union Fire
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