Benjamin Franklin's Impact On The American Revolution

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The American Revolution was a war that broke out from 1775-1783 between Great Britain and the 13 colonies, which was under British rule at the time. Overall the conflict between the colonies and Great Britain grew with time and ended up being a ticking time bomb. The 13 colonies were by far the underdogs in this situation and had lost more battles than they had won. The outcome, however, was in their favor and led to the independence of the 13 colonies and gave them the opportunity to become what is known now as the United States of America. Fighting broke out on April 19, 1775 at Lexington and Concord. Leading up to this battle there was much tension and dispute. Giving some background to this issue is that the British had just got out of…show more content…
Even though he is popular most people don’t recognize his great accomplishment that he actually had. Yes he supervised the Declaration of Independence but that wouldn’t have been able to happen if he hadn’t worked so hard to get the French on the side of the Americans. Seventy-year-old Benjamin Franklin has sailed the passage to France on Reprisal about 7 times and in some cases while he is plagued by psoriasis, gout, and pustules. This does not stop him however in finishing his journey. This fight that he shows lets King George III know how far the Americans are willing to go to get their message of independence globally. King George III is a man of power. When he found out about the colonist disobeying the laws he wanted to punish them, and punishing them is what he did, but, it backfired. These acts of Parliament only push the colonist towards rebellion. He wanted to believe that the colonist would eventually give in but that was never the case. King George III was a smart man but let his power hungry personality get in the way of his rational decision making. Killing England gives the readers insight on what was actually going on during the time of the American Revolution. Many people such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and many others paved this road for us today to live in this great nation. Their hard work and sacrifice is something honorable to look at. I feel that reading this book gave me a better appreciation for the founding fathers of our great
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