Benjamin Franklin

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  • A Legend is Born

    Benjamin Franklin was born in Puritan Boston on January-17-1706 to Josiah and Abiah Franklin.
  • Brothers forever

    Ben signed his Indentures to his brother. Indentures were the legal contract that commited a worker to work for someone until the age of 21.
  • On The Road Again

    Ben with his close friend, John Collins, boarded a ship in the middle of the night that was headed to New York.
  • The Big Break

    Once Ben arrived in Philidelphia, nearly penniless, (not the last time) a man by the name of Keimer gave Ben a job. Ben worked twice for Keimer and later bought his failing company.
  • Swindle!

    William Keith, while Govener of Philidelphia, tricked Ben. He said that he would give Franflin the supplys needed to run a printing shop in England. But Keith failed to do so and Ben, nearly penniless was trapped in London.
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    Poor Richard's Almanack

    Poor Richards Almanack was published in this time.
  • Lightning Strike

    Lightning Strike
    Benjamin Franklin flew a kite in a thunderstorm proving that lightning was electricity.
  • A Dangerous Manuever

    A Dangerous Manuever
    Benjamin Franklin, in full knowing that he would be killed if the colonies lost the war sighned the Declaration of Independance.
  • Another Victory!

    Another Victory!
    General Saratoga of the British army surrendered at the Battle of Saratoga.
  • Battle of Lexiton

    Battle of Lexiton
    The battle of Lexiton marked the beginning of the American Revolution.
  • We The People

    We The People
    The Constitution was signed. It is Amerca's most valuable document.
  • The Light Dims

    benjamin Franklin passed away quietly at the age of 84 in his daughter's house