Benjamin Franklin, Biography Essay

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During the eighteen century, many colonists were in search of an identity that would shape them as an independent nation. There were great people who wanted to make a difference for their society and that were willing to devote a life for the common well. People like Benjamin Franklin, who characterizes for having a sense of improvement, and that looked for a better society. Benjamin Franklin contributed in many ways to the American society during the eighteen century. He made scientific contributions and inventions that, as intended, helped to improve the quality of living, and as precursors of later developments. He also played a very important role as a political lobbyist, which accomplishments shaped the American Revolution. While …show more content…
As a writer, Benjamin Franklin influenced many of the aspects of the colonies’ society. As an assiduous citizen, looking for the betterment of his fellow citizens, he continuously wrote articles that promoted the wellness of his society. Through his printed word, he was able to raise a common interest in public matters that would benefit the society. In one of his writings, he acknowledged the need of a paper currency; his idea was well taken and soon executed. As a visionary man who focused his ability in the commonwealth, he wrote letters that were the precursors of a property tax, where the amount paid was according to the value of their property, he also promoted through his writings the creation of the first “Fire Department”, the first subscription library, and the establishment of the Philadelphia public library. He addressed the need of formal education and persuaded the public through his writing to establish an education academy, which later evolved to the University of Philadelphia. He saw the need of having a defense organization or militia, and through his printed word, people agreed to his proposal. Soon, the Philadelphia regiment was created, with many volunteers. His vision and sense of improvement led him to, through his writing; convince the citizens that there was a common need of having clean and paved streets and public lightning. Benjamin Franklin achieved multiple

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