Biography

Early Life

Birthplace and Parents Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston in what was known...

Man of Science

Pre-Revolution

Agent to London

Agent of the Pennsylvania Assembly to London 1757-1762 Penn estate In 1757 Franklin was sent to...

Hutchinson Affair

During the 1760s Britain imposed a series of taxes on its American colonies (1764 Sugar Act and...

American Revolution

Treaty of Paris

The Treaty of Paris was formally signed on September 3rd, 1783 in Paris by representatives of the...

Printer and Publisher

Public Projects

Junto Club

In the fall of 1727 Benjamin Franklin and a group of friends founded the Junto Club also known as...