Biography

Early Life

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

Public Projects

Pennsylvania Hospital

The nation’s first hospital was the idea of Dr. Thomas Bond who approached his long time friend...

Printer and Publisher

Man of Science

Pre-Revolution

Agent to London

Agent of the Pennsylvania Assembly to London 1757-1762 In 1757 Franklin was sent to London as an...

Hutchinson Affair

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

American Revolution

Treaty of Paris

Talks of peace negotiation began in April 1782 with the American victory at Yorktown. As per the ...