Benjamin Franklin: an American lifepp. By the time Franklin arrived in Philadelphia on May 5,after his second mission to Great Britain, the American Revolution had begun—with skirmishes breaking out between colonials and British at Lexington and Concord. He received honorary degrees from Harvard and Yale universities his first.
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Soyinfo Center. Special balloting conducted October 18,unanimously elected Franklin the sixth president of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvaniareplacing John Dickinson. Email Susan. Franklin was a prodigious inventor.
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The motion met with resistance and was never brought to a vote. Franklin held that office for slightly over three years, longer than any other, and served the constitutional limit of three full terms. The Vegetarian Resource Group. Experimental researches in electricity.
The study of natural philosophy what we would call science drew him into overlapping circles of acquaintance. January 17, [ O.
Next Gallery. This alphabet never caught on, and he eventually lost interest. Max Weber considered Franklin's ethical writings a culmination of the Protestant ethic , which ethic created the social conditions necessary for the birth of capitalism.