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A book that gives the days and months if the year as well as facts and helpful hints

Almanc

1

A printer, writer, inventor, scientist, and great American

Benjamin Franklin

2

The war in which the American colonists fought for their freedom from England

War for Independance

3

The name of the plan of government for the United States

Constitution of the United States

4

The city in which Benjamin Franklin was born

Boston, Massachusetts

5

The city in which both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were written

Philadelphia, pennsylvania

6

The country that came to the aid of American colonies near the end of the War for Independence

France

7

What trade or job did Ben's father have?

Candle making

8

What trade or job did Ben learn from his brother?

Printing

9

Why did Ben leave Boston for Philadelphia?

He wanted to be on his own

10

What booklet did Ben write that contained many wise sayings

Poor Richard's Almanac

11

In what ways did the electric spark remind Ben of lightning?

It jumps just like lightning

12

What did Ben's experiment with lightning prove?

That lightning is electricity

13

Was Ben's experiment safe?

No

14

What was the war between England and America in the 1770s called?

American War for Independence

15

Why did Benjamin Franklin go to England?

To try to straighten out the trouble with Britain.

16

Why did Ben go to France during the war?

To ask them to help with the war

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What is the constitution?

The new plan of government

18

To continually give someone ill-treatment

Persecute

19

Something that needs to be paid back

Debt

20

A religious group of people who call themselves Friends

Quakers

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The man who began the Quaker colony of Pennsylvania

William Penn, Jr.

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The colony which William Penn began

Pennsylvania

23

"The city of brotherly love" which William Penn planned

Philadelphia

24

A large city in England

London

25

What was the name of the terrible sickness that spread through London?

Bubonic plague

26

Could England worship as they pleased in the early 1600s?

No

27

Who was allowed to come to Pennsylvania

Anyone

28

After William Penn became a Quaker, why wouldn't he fulfill his father's wish and become an admiral in the English navy

Because they do not fight

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Give two reasons why the king was willing to give Penn land to begin a colony

1. To get the Quakers out of the city
2. To pay off a debt.