Ben Franklin Research Project 8th Grade

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"We must all hang together, or we shall all hang separately" Ben Franklin was born January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts. At a very young age Ben wanted to become a sailor. He didn't like his father's trade of candle making. Ben would rather be fighting pirates. Ben was the best in his class and after two years he was moved to Mr.Brownells School to prepare for his trade. Teachers were impressed that a son from …

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…away in 1790 at the age of 82; we lost a great mind of which we may never see again. "I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of out country: he is a bird of bad moral characteristics; like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is a generally poor, and often lousy. The turkey is a much more reputable bird, and withal a true original native of America."