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Franklin's Impact on Education. As a political leader, Franklin did his best to improve the quality of life in the United States, and for Franklin, education was an important factor. Franklin was always "acting to advance human well-being, and fostering lives of virtue and service to make this advance possible" (Cambridge Companion 105).

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Benjamin Franklin pioneered the spirit of self-help in America. With less than three years of formal schooling, he taught himself almost everything he knew. He took the initiative of learning French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish. He taught himself how to play the guitar, violin, and harp. He made himself an influential author and editor.

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Benjamin Franklin greatly impacted American society so much so that he is a hero above all heroes because he contributed the most to the Continental Congress, he created inventions that are still crucial to life today, and he gained the United States their freedom.

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Over the course of a long lifetime and several diverse careers, Benjamin Franklin made an undeniable impact in the areas of science, letters, and-- most notably-- government. In The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin, author James Cross Giblin presents a highly readable, entertaining portrait of one of the country's founders. 1 OF 17 CHILDREN

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Benjamin Franklin was one of the most successful founding fathers of our nation and helped establish American independence from Great Britain. He was a key member in the development of the political backbone that has shaped this country into what it is today. Benjamin Franklin was one of the most ...

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Benjamin Franklin changed the world by helping write the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution, negotiating the end of the Revolutionary War with the Treaty of Paris and becoming the first ambassador of the United States to France.

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How did Thomas Jefferson view education? Why did he feel it was important for the common man to be educated? How did education help to establish a common belief system for the newly formed United States of America? How did Benjamin Franklin impact educational practice in the American colonies?

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Pursuing Franklin's Democratic Vision for Higher Education. ... In part this was because American higher education had dramatically changed. In the twentieth century, colleges and universities emerged as central societal institutions and were beset with many competing demands. ... Benjamin Franklin on education. New York: Teachers College ...

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One of the leading figures of early American history, Benjamin Franklin (1706-90) was a statesman, author, publisher, scientist, inventor and diplomat. Born into a Boston family of modest means ...

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Benjamin Franklin_____ PROPOSALS RELATING TO THE EDUCATION OF YOUTH. IN PENSILVANIA 1747 * Mindful that Pennsylvania, unlike several other colonies, did not have an “academy of learning” to prepare young men for leadership, Benjamin Franklin put his pen and initiative to work and, as usual, delivered quick results.