Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin by Mind Map: Benjamin Franklin

1. Important Dates

1.1. Birth

1.1.1. January 17, 1706

1.2. Other

1.2.1. In 1790, Ben petitioned congress to abolish slavery.

1.2.2. Since 1928, Benjamin Franklin has been the face on the $100 bill.

1.2.2.1. Benjamin franklin and Alexander Hamilton are the only two non-president people represented on U.S. currency.

1.3. Timeline

2. Career

2.1. Apprentice in his brother's letter press shop until he was 21 years old.

2.1.1. His brother founded the New England Courant

2.1.1.1. The second news paper in America..

2.1.2. He did not want to work for his brother. He wanted to write. Benjamin Franklin submitted and published 14 Do-good letters to his brother's paper anonymously.

2.2. Apprentice in his father's soap and candle making shop

2.2.1. He left his father's shop to apprentice his brother.

2.3. Inventor

2.3.1. Urinary catheter

2.3.2. Swimming fins

2.3.3. Library chair

2.3.4. Extension arm

2.3.5. Franklin stove

2.3.6. Lightning rod

2.3.7. Bifocals

2.3.7.1. d

2.3.8. Glas Armonica

2.4. Wirter

2.4.1. Publish 14 Do-good letters

2.4.2. Wrote his Autobiography

3. Childhood

3.1. Birth Place

3.1.1. Massachusetts Bay Colony

3.2. Parents

3.2.1. Josiah Franklin

3.2.2. Abiah Folger

3.3. Religion

3.3.1. Presbyterian

4. Personal Interest

4.1. Hobby

4.1.1. Reading

4.1.2. Writing

4.1.2.1. He constantly worked on improving his writing style.

4.2. Societies/club

4.2.1. Junto Club

4.2.1.1. This club affiliation led to the creation of public libraries.

4.2.2. The Philadelphia Abolition Society

4.3. Public projects

4.3.1. Public Library

4.3.2. University of Pennsylvania

4.3.3. Union fire company

4.3.4. Pennsylvania Hospital

5. Education

5.1. School

5.1.1. George Brownell’s English School

5.1.2. Grammar School

5.2. Subject he struggled in.

5.2.1. arithmetic

5.3. Why did he stop going to school?

5.3.1. His father could no longer afford paying for school.