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Unformatted text preview: ams 107 Ben Franklin Benjamin Franklin was a very influential and powerful man. He was a founding father of the United States, a noted famous scientist, politician, diplomat, and inventor. Franklin was a major figure in the enlightenment era. His most well known scientific discovery is electricity. Franklin was born in 1706 in Boston Massachusetts and was the youngest son of his family. As a young boy he worked for his father in his father’s candle and soap shop and then later became an apprentice for his older brother. When Franklin was 17, he ran away from his family and moved to Philadelphia. Young Ben worked in Philadelphia print shops and was very good at his job. Franklin was sent to London in 1724 and while there he became very fond of England and English lifestyle. He established a very good name for himself through his writing and people began to respect him. In 1748 he retired from printing and went on to other businesses. Franklin went on to make scientific discoveries such as pouring oil on water to make businesses....
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- Benjamin Franklin, American Revolution