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Benjamin Franklin, Part 2 t was about this time that I conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection. Sources: The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin by Gordon S. Wood, Library of Congress, Copyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc. Scientific Inquiry Science and study can change the world. Public Spirit People should try to improve the lives of those around them. Self-Improvement People should constantly work to better themselves. Themes Benjamin Franklin Hardworking, playful leader in control of his image; combined inspiration, curiosity, dedication, pride, and ambition in confusing ways James Franklin Franklin’s older brother, for whom Franklin worked as a printer’s apprentice William Franklin Franklin’s illegitimate son, the Royal Governor of New Jersey; stopped speaking to Franklin when the Revolution began Key Figures Franklin, a scientist, inventor, author, and diplomat, invented everything from lightning rods to bifocal glasses. He contributed to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and spent many years abroad as an ambassador. Like much of his writing, his autobiography is famous for its wit and wisdom. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN1706–90 Author Franklin unsuccessfully represents the colonies to Parliament and the king. London Franklin becomes a successful printer and inventor and a leading member of society. Philadelphia Growing up, Franklin learns printing from his brother James. Boston Benjamin Franklin, a founder of the United States, recounts his own life story—from humble beginnings to world recognition for his books and inventions. He was a leading citizen of Philadelphia and representative of the colonies to England before the American Revolution even started. An American Icon Shares His Life Story OVERVIEW English Original Language 1771–90 Years Written Benjamin Franklin Author The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Autobiography Nonfiction

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