Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Midterm Assignment ?Benjamin Franklin?

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin was not an easy book to read. Writing styles have changed tremendously since the 1700?s. Despite the cultural differences I learned a lot about the man and the time. Benjamin Franklin was a remarkable man. He was a printer, author, politician and an inventor. He was one of fifteen children in his family. Because he was from such a large family he was sent out to work at a very early age. He only had a few years of grammar school education when he started working in his fathers business. During his days off he educated himself through books. He was not happy working in his fathers business for very long. Unsure of what he wanted to do; his father took him around town to introduce him to other trades available to him. Not entirely pleased by the choices available, he settled on the printing trade. He worked as an apprentice in his brother?s print shop for several years until tension ended their relationship.
By this time he was in his late teens. He moved to Philadelphia to continue in the printing business. He did well in Philadelphia but was always

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