How Did Wood Contribute To Franklin's Retirement?

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Much of Franklin's retirement was gentlemanly. Wood demonstrates this when explaining Franklin's electrical experiments, public service, and his politics. "By the early 1760s Franklin had become a thoroughgoing imperialist and royalist," Wood concludes (91). Though Franklin admired the British king greatly and reveled in how great the British Empire was.
It was around the late 1750s and 1768 in particular that Franklin began struggling for royal government in Pennsylvania, a proprietary colony, that Wood believes Franklin began identifying himself as an Englishman. This identification and Franklin's attempts to forced the change in the colonial government arises from "the fact that Franklin in these years was a fervent royalist who very much
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