Benjamin Franklin And His Influence On Slavery Essay

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Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 and died at the age of 84. He was a writer, an inventor, a scientist, and a diplomat. He was one of the founding fathers of the United States of America. He signed the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. One of his famous publications is the “Poor Richard’s Almanack” of 1759. Benjamin Franklin is various things by different individuals. For me, it is his support of the abolitionist movement and attitude towards slavery that is memorable. He was the owner of two slaves, but towards the 1780s started questioning the morality of slavery. In 1787 he became the president of the Pennsylvania abolitionist society. He even petitioned Congress to take action regarding slavery to no avail. His efforts and contributions makes him influential in American history.
French & Indian War The French and Indian War was fought from 1756 to 1763. As a result, it was popularly referred to as the Seven Years War in the colonies. It was a war between Britain and France who had Indians as allies. At the early stages of the war France was winning, but the tide changed in 1758 at Louisbourg when Britain won for the first time. This momentum was maintained until the end of the war making Britain the winner. The end of the French and Indian War saw an expansion of British rule. France surrendered Canada to Britain and Spain did the same with Florida. Although Britain emerged victorious, the war costed them a lot…

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