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Dhalia--Ben Franklin’s Big Ideas
Do you know Ben Franklin’s big ideas? Well if you don’t I’ll tell you about a few. Benjamin would have the most spontaneous ideas and you are going to find out about them. You are going to enjoy this essay.
In 1733 Benjamin Franklin published the first Almanac. It was called “Poor Richard’s Almanack”. Benjamin would write jokes and sayings such as… “A penny saved is a penny earned”. People bought Almanacs to find out holidays, weather forecasts, when there would be a full moon, etc. Benjamin loved his “Almanack” he loved books filled with odd pieces of information. Benjamin was selling about 10,000 copies each year. He sold his Almanacs for 25 years so he would have approximately sold 25,000 copies in total.
You probably know that Benjamin Franklin discovered that lightning and electricity are the same. Everyone thought that his theory was crazy and that Ben was crazy. He used a kite and a key to test his theory. He sent his experiment to scientists in Europe. The scientists would be in the testing rooms and they would see the sparks flying in the air and the tricks that could be performed with electricity. When the scientists proved that his theory was correct. Benjamin felt suddenly famous he felt he was the most celebrated man in America!
In 1752 Ben Franklin was made a Post Master General. He organized a system so that it took only 3 weeks instead of 6 weeks for a letter to go from Boston to Philadelphia. Later he shortened the time span to 6 days instead of 3 weeks. Benjamin was great at being the Post Master General because he would organize everything that would be received at the post office and letters or packages that would be sent. He would discover new ways to send letters from place to place. It seemed as if anything needed to be done Benjamin would do it!
In 1757 Ben was sent to London. In London Benjamin began to live in style and comfort. He bought shoes, a watch, knee buckles, candlesticks, and more! Ben received a regular supply of American cornmeal, venison, cranberries, and bacon from his wife, Debbie. His wife would send him presents from America. Benjamin lived 2 years in America but Benjamin lived 18 years in London! From the age of 51 to the age of 69 he lived in London. Debbie died a year before Benjamin returned back home to America. Debbie was to afraid to cross the ocean so she stayed in America.
If you didn’t know Benjamin was a very good negotiator. He convinced France to help us fight in the Revolutionary War, between the United States and England. He went to France to convince the French to fight in the Revolutionary War between the United States and England. The French agreed. They would send the United States soldiers, weapons, and much more. Peace came in 1783, Benjamin Franklin helped write the peace treaty.
These were some of Ben’s big ideas. We got great benefits from Benjamin. But there are many more stupendous ideas he had! Ben Franklin made a big difference in the world. He always had great ideas and always had great effort in each and every idea he had. I hoped you enjoyed my essay!
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