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By Candace Fleming

"What reliable shall I do today?"
How Ben Franklin spoke back that question — via his paintings as a author, printer, statesman, and inventor — endlessly verified him as considered one of America's maximum figures. On sooner or later in 1729 he released the 1st variation of the Pennsylvania Gazette; on one other day he replaced the announcement of Independence through including the recognized phrases, "We carry those truths to be self-evident"; and it was once all in a day's paintings whilst he planted the 1st willow bushes in the United States.
Modeled on his personal Poor Richard's Almanack, this special scrapbook captures Franklin's numerous accomplishments. Biography and anecdote, sketch and etching mesh to create a desirable portrait of this such a lot interesting guy. somebody drawn to the start of yankee democracy...or fascinated by the increase of the U.S. postal system...or pondering how paper funds got here to be...or desirous to understand how Ben Franklin used to be a part of all of it, is certain to pore over Ben...

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BORN 1685 *ANNE BORN 1687 *JOSEPH I BORN 1688 DIED IN INFANCY *JOSEPH II BORN 1689 DIED IN INFANCY JOHN BORN 1690 PETER BORN 1692 MARY BORN 1694 JAMES BORN 1697 SARAH BORN 1699 EBENEZER BORN 1701 DIED 1703 THOMAS BORN 1703 BENJAMIN BORN 1706 LYDIA BORN 1708 JANE BORN 1712 *Indicates children of Josiah Franklin and his first wife, Anne, who died in 1690 A Speedy Prayer Even though his parents raised him in a strict, religious household, Ben thought praying was boring and a waste of time, as shown by this story from his childhood, which was related years later by his grandson, William Temple Franklin: Dr.

Invents bifocals. Exposes Friedrich Anton Mesmer as a fraud. 1785: Ben returns home. On way, meets son, William, in England. Is elected president of the executive council of Pennsylvania. 1786: Reelected president of Pennsylvania 1787: Serves third and final term as president of Pennsylvania. Also serves as the oldest delegate to the Constitutional Convention, where he proposes a two-house legislature. Becomes president of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery. 1788: Retires from public office 1790: Sends letter and petition requesting slavery be outlawed to John Adams, vice president of the United States.

Ben responded to William’s letter with one of his own.  .  . This is a disagreeable subject.  . I shall be glad to see you when convenient, but would not have you come here [to France] at present. In July 1785 the two met in Southampton, England, when Ben stopped there on his return to America. It was not the loving father-son reunion William had hoped for. William felt awkward and uncomfortable. Ben could not get over his anger. Two days later when the older Franklin sailed for Philadelphia, nothing had been resolved.

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