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  Quick Biography of Benjamin Franklin
Franklin was a better printer than the man he was working for, so he borrowed some money and set himself up in the printing business.
Franklin, though he had many friends in England, was growing sick of the corruption he saw all around him in politics and royal circles.
Franklin was on hand to sign the Treaty of Paris in 1783, after the Americans had won the Revolution.
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  Benjamin Franklin - MSN Encarta
As the delegate from Pennsylvania, Franklin attended a 1754 congress that met at Albany for the purpose of uniting the colonies in the face of the threatened French and Indian War (1754-1763).
The proprietors of Pennsylvania Colony, descendants of Quaker leader William Penn, opposed war on religious grounds and refused to allow their landholdings to be taxed to pay for the war.
One of Franklin’s last public acts was to sign a petition to the U.S. Congress, on February 12, 1790, as president of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, urging the abolition of slavery and the suppression of the slave trade.
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 Benjamin Franklin FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Benjamin Franklin is buried in the cemetery of Christ Church, Philadelphia.
Benjamin Franklin's father wanted Ben to be the son who became a preacher and so he sent him to grammar school when he was 8 years old.
Benjamin Franklin had eight grandchildren: William Temple, who was the son of William Franklin, and the seven children of Sally (Franklin) Bache, named: Benjamin, William, Betsy, Louis, Deborah, Richard, and Sarah.
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 Franklin Court
Franklin's star continued to rise as he was appointed deputy postmaster for the colonies in 1753.
Franklin was ordered to appear before a committee of the Privy Council, where he was forced to stand for an hour and a half listening to the Solicitor General's accusations against him.
Franklin had not seen her since he departed Philadelphia ten years earlier, and was unaware that she was ill. In 1775, a weary and downtrodden Franklin boarded a ship bound for Philadelphia.
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 Benjamin Franklin Collections, American Philosophical Society
His Franklin stove (1742), for example, was hailed as safer and more efficient than its predecessors, and Franklin was credited (sometimes erroneously) with a host of other inventions, from swim fins to bifocals, bulls-eye "busy-body" mirrors, the lightning rod, and extensible arms.
Franklin was also noted for research on oceanic currents and for contributions to knowledge in dozens of other areas.
Franklin's quickening into the revolutionary cause came in January 1774 when he was called before the Privy Council for Plantation Affairs to answer charges that he had stolen letters from Thomas Hutchinson, Governor of Massachusetts, with the intent of positioning himself to usurp Hutchinson's seat and inciting unrest.
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 Valley of the Shadow: Browse the Franklin County, Pennsylvania, War Years Personal Papers
Samuel Cormany was a native of Franklin County, Pennsylvania.
The Demuses and the Christys resided in Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.
Franklin R. Rankin was born in Franklin County in 1834.
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 Benjamin Franklin
Franklin was the tenth son of a Massachusetts soap and candle maker.
When the time came to sign the document, Franklin encouraged his fellow delegates to take this spirit of compromise to its conclusion by lending the Constitution their unanimous support, despite the fact that he himself did not approve of every aspect of the new plan of government.
Franklin's last public acts were to sign a memorial to Congress urging the abolition of slavery, a cause with which he had sympathized since the 1730s, and to become the first president of the Pennsylvania Society for the Abolition of Slavery.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/RevWar/ss/franklin.htm   (943 words)

  
 SparkNotes: Benjamin Franklin: Drawn into Politics
Franklin's adventure with the militia was only the beginning of his long and powerful political career.
Franklin believed that in order for the colonies to effectively protect their frontiers, they needed to unite.
Franklin was ahead of the curve: he came to see himself as an American earlier than almost anyone else.
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 Stenton- Research Article - Franklin and Logan: A Mentoring Friendship
Franklin, with his quick wit and keen ability to appeal to all kinds of people, was probably able to win the favor of the elder scholar very quickly.
Franklin hoped that the shocks would be a therapy to help Logan regain some strength and movement in his "disorderd" side, paralyzed by a stroke.
Franklin hoped to persuade this former son of a schoolmaster and founder of one of the most extensive private libraries in North America to lend his support to the new college forming in Philadelphia.
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 Benjamin Franklin . Wit and Wisdom . Read All About It | PBS
Isaacson states, "Franklin is one of the first American publishers to understand that freedom of the press and tolerance are part of what it is to be a newspaper editor, and what it is to be a printer.
Franklin was once criticized for printing something that went against the prevailing point of view.
Franklin believed that he should print the truth, even if it was unpopular.
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 Franklin Pennsylvania Resource Guide, City or community of Franklin, Pennsylvania Facts, Information, Relocation, Real ...
The population of Franklin is approximately 7,329 (1990).
Franklin is positioned 41.39 degrees north of the equator and 79.83 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Franklin location: in northwestern Pennsylvania on the Allegheny River, 16 miles north of Interstate 80.
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 All American: Benjamin Franklin's journalism
Arguing that "Franklin's purpose in printing these stories was more than simple entertainment or comic relief" (83), Bosco points to a number of ways in which Franklin satisfied various readers' desires and demands, including "petty prejudices" and "desires for printed lust, gore, or intrigue" (84).
Even Franklin's style subtly engages readers, as Bosco explains, "Through bland reportage he delegates to his readers responsibility for judging the accuracy and plausibility of his reportage and gives them the opportunity to hide from their own villainy by observing that of others" (84).
Sam Kneeland, Franklin's own brother James, and others among Franklin's contemporaries, Grabo writes, believed that "the function of the journalist is to improve and educate readers by widening individual views, by expanding their vision, and inevitably by getting away from narrow self-interest" (35).
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 Benjamin Franklin . Wit and Wisdom . Name that Ben | PBS
Franklin used this convention extensively throughout his life, sometimes to express an idea that might have been considered slanderous or even illegal by the authorities; other times to present two sides of an issue, much like the point-counterpoint style of journalism used today.
When Franklin used a pseudonym, he often created an entire persona for the "writer." Sometimes he wrote as a woman, other times as a man, but always with a specific point of view.
Dogood was Franklin's first pseudonym, created when he was sixteen years old and serving as a printer's apprentice to his brother James.
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 Benjamin Franklin FAQ
Benjamin Franklin is buried in the cemetery of Christ Church, Philadelphia.
Benjamin Franklin's father wanted Ben to be the son who became a preacher and so he sent him to grammar school when he was 8 years old.
Benjamin Franklin had eight grandchildren: William Temple, who was the son of William Franklin, and the seven children of Sally (Franklin) Bache, named: Benjamin, William, Betsy, Louis, Deborah, Richard, and Sarah.
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 Franklin
As a scientist, Benjamin invented the Pennsylvania fireplace (Franklin Stove), the lighting rod, a new kind of clock, an odometer, an artificial arm, security mirrors, bifocal glasses, and many other useful things.
Franklin designed a cast-iron furnace that could be placed in the middle of a room.
Benjamin Franklin died on April 17, 1790 in Philadelphia at the age of 84.
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 Benjamin Franklin
In 1754 Franklin was selected to represent Pennsylvania at the Albany Congress, called to unite the colonies during the French and Indian War.
When the time came to sign the document, Franklin encouraged his fellow delegates to take this spirit of compromise to its conclusion by lending the Constitution their unanimous support, despite the fact that he himself did not approve of every aspect of the new plan of government.
Franklin's last public acts were to sign a memorial to Congress urging the abolition of slavery, a cause with which he had sympathized since the 1730s, and to become the first president of the Pennsylvania Society for the Abolition of Slavery.
www.history.army.mil /books/RevWar/ss/franklin.htm   (943 words)

  
 A Cause for Revolution: Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words... (American Treasures of the Library of Congress)
Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the tenth son of Josiah, a candle purveyor, and Abiah Folger.
Prior to the outbreak of the French and Indian War, Franklin hoped to persuade the American colonies to unite their governments to protect themselves from the French and their Native American allies under a plan later known as "The Albany Plan," which was ultimately rejected.
Although Franklin, as Pennsylvania's agent in London, had briefly supported the new tax on America, he quickly switched to opposition after hearing of the angry response in Pennsylvania.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/treasures/franklin-cause.html   (696 words)

  
 Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin, born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17, 1706, may by his life alone be the most profound statement of what an American strives to be.
Franklin, who was by this time independently wealthy and retired from publishing, continued to serve an important role in government both local and national.
Benjamin Franklin: Businessman, Writer, Publisher, Scientist, Diplomat, Legislator, and Social activist, was one of the earliest and strongest advocates for the abolition of Slavery, and for the protection of the rights of American aboriginal peoples.
www.ushistory.org /declaration/signers/franklin.htm   (471 words)

  
 Franklin County, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Franklin County was created on September 9, 1784 from part of Cumberland County and named in honor of Benjamin Franklin.
Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns.
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 Franklin Pennsylvania- About
Franklin is rich in history- Its location, at the confluence of French Creek and the Allegheny River, was a key spot during the French and Indian War.
After the American fort, Fort Franklin, was built in 1787, a large tract of land was reserved here by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Franklin today is a picturesque small town with big city interest in growth and development.
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 Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Franklin is a city in Venango County, Pennsylvania, United States.
Franklin Silver Cornet Band, formed in 1856, the oldest city band in the United States.
Franklin's streets were designed by Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the French-born American architect and urban planner who also designed the streets of Washington, D.C. Franklin is the setting for The X-Files episode "Blood", in which a rash of killings are committed by common electronic devices.
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 Franklin County, Pennsylvania PA, county profile - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk
Franklin County is one of 67 counties in Pennsylvania.
The county is in the Chambersburg metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 134,864.
This was an increase of 4.29% from the 2000 census.
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 Benjamin Franklin Resource Guide: Printer, Publisher, Author (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress)
Franklin also sold a variety of pre-printed forms, and over time would expand his business to include the sale of imported books.
Benjamin Franklin's financial success as a printer allowed him to retire at age forty-two from active involvement in the printing trade, so that starting in 1748 he could pursue his scientific and political activities more fully.
Franklin's Autobiography is an important source on the history of his pre-retirement career in printing and authorship.
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Hazardous Material Planning and Response, and Homeland Security for the County of Franklin, Pennsylvania by providing inspiration, leadership, planning, education, technical capabilities and resources to protect lives, property and the environment.
The mission of the Franklin County Counter Terrorism Task Force is to foster and advance the capabilities of the public safety providers, elected officials and other pertinent stake holders in every political subdivision of Franklin County on to protect lives, social and economic infrastructure from terrorist threats or incidents.
To represent Franklin County on the South Central Pa. Regional Counter Terrorism Task Force, which represents Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York Counties, to develop and maintain an effective crisis and consequence regional response program for the effective and efficient response to acts of terrorism.
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 City of Franklin, Pennsylvania (PA) - Historical Background
Franklin is rich in history and happens to be one of the most well-documented historic settlements in Northwestern Pennsylvania.
Franklin exists mainly due to its strategic location at the confluence of French Creek and the Allegheny River.
Four significant strongholds, all located within the present borders of Franklin, were constructed by three separate governments in the struggle to settle this rich area.
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 Access Pennsylvania Digital Repository : Browse
Benjamin Franklin outlines an orderly progression of conjectures to explain the phenomenon of the northern lights.
Benjamin Franklin as a free mason; compiled at the request of the right worshipful grand master of Pennsylvania and read at the bi-centenary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin before the right worshipful grand lodge of Pennsylvania, free and accepted masons, March seventh, nineteen hundred and six, by Julius Friedrich Sachse.
Extracts from the autobiography and other writings of Benjamin Franklin suggested for use in the public schools of the city of Boston by the Joint Bi-Centennial Committee in connection with the observance of the 200th anniversary of Franklin's birth January 17, 1906.
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 Franklin, Pennsylvania
The history of Franklin dates back to 1753 when the French Fort Machault was built.
Franklin became the county seat of Venango county in 1800.
Until 1859, the year of the oil boom, the town was very rural.
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 Franklin Stove History - Invention of the Franklin Stove
Franklin rectified this unsafe method of heating by inventing the iron furnace stove, or what he called the Pennsylvania Fireplace and we know today as the Franklin Stove.
Benjamin Franklin, a genius by anyone’s standards, was satisfied that he had invented an open stove for the better warming of rooms, and at the same time saving fuel.
By 1790, the improved Franklin stove was in wide use and became an integral piece of Americana.
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 Franklin County, Pennsylvania Genealogical Records Information
In 1920, Franklin was the state’s seventh ranked agricultural producer, and in 1992 it was fourth in receipts from livestock and tenth in crops.
Pennsylvania Immigration & Emigration Records - Immigration records help the family historian to understand the movements of their ancestry as they relocated to different parts of the world.
Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War of 1812: Compiled from the Pennsylvania Archives collection, this database is a listing of soldiers who volunteered to fight the British during the War of 1812.
www.mypennsylvaniagenealogy.com /pa_county/fr.htm   (3782 words)

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