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Life of Benjamin Franklin

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Life of Benjamin Franklin
i.
Who was Benjamin franklin?
ii.
Origins
a. Born Jan. 17, 1706 in Boston
b. He was an politician, scientist, inventor and author
i.
Began writing newspapers in 1728, The Pennsylvania Gizette
ii.
Explored basics of electricity in 1746
iii.
Was an owner of seven slaves
iv.
Life in Philadelphia
a. Was a local printer
b. Form a study group with local enlightened men called Junto
c. In 1733 published Poor Richards Almanac
v.
Religion and personal beliefs.
a. Franklin was a Puritan
b. Sought out life plan with his believed 13 virtues of life
c. Advocate of republicanism
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