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A Plan For Colonial Union

Auhtor: Benjamin Franklin

Language: english

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Summary of the Book 'A Plan For Colonial Union':

A Plan For Colonial Union by Benjamin Franklin. A Plan for Colonial Union is a series of letters though first published in 1766 were dated late in 1754 the year that the actual fighting of the French and Indian War began in the Ohio Valley. They were addressed to William Shirley 1694-1771 governor of Massachusetts. In June and July of 1754 Franklin had attended the Albany Conference where negotiations with the Indian allies of the colonies and discussion of plans for colonial union had been carried on simultaneously. At that time his famous Albany Plan somewhat modified from his original proposals was unanimously accepted and recommended to the British and colonial governments. Benjamin Franklin January 17 1706 O.S. January 6 1705 - April 17 1790 was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. A noted polymath Franklin was a leading author and printer satirist political theorist politician scientist inventor civic activist statesman and diplomat. As a scientist he was a major figure in the Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod bifocals the Franklin stove a carriage odometer and the glass armonica . He formed both the first public lending library in America and first fire department in Pennsylvania. He was an early proponent of colonial unity and as a political writer and activist he supported the idea of an American nation and as a diplomat during the American Revolution he secured the French alliance that helped to make independence possible. Franklin became a newspaper editor printer and merchant in Philadelphia becoming very wealthy writing and publishing Poor Richard s Almanack and the Pennsylvania Gazette. Franklin s colorful life and legacy of scientific and political achievement and status as one of America s most influential Founding Fathers has seen Franklin honored on coinage and money warships the names of many towns counties educational institutions namesakes and companies and more than two centuries after his death countless cultural references. - Wikipedia

Excerpts from the Book 'A Plan For Colonial Union':


... In matters of general concern to the people, and especially where burthens are to be laid upon them, it is of use to consider, as well ...
... the immediate mischiefs of invasion and conquest by an enemy, in the loss of their estates, lives, and liberties, are likely to be better judges of ...
... to be afterward laid on the colonies by act of Parliament, and paid by the people here since they might abuse it by projecting useless expeditions, ...
... by Parliament, and refuse them the liberty of choosing a representative council to meet in the colonies, and consider and judge of the necessity of ...
... miles, without the approbation or the consent of their representatives first obtained to such expeditions, might be grievous and ruinous to the people, ...
... all by act of Parliament for support of government, and their assemblies may be dismissed as a useless part of the constitution. That the powers, ...
... Ports or seacoasts of Britain to maintain the whole navy, because they are more immediately defended by it, not allowing them at the same time a ...
... is a tax paid to Britain. 4. Some manufactures we could make, but are forbidden, and must take them of British merchants the whole price ...
... Britain. 6. In short, as we are not suffered to regulate our trade and restrain the importation and consumption of British superfluities, as ...
... conciliate the minds of the people to them, will probably become suspected and odious, dangerous animosities and feuds will arise between the governors ...
... of this scrawl. With the greatest respect and fidelity, I have the honor to be Your Excellency's most obedient and most humble servant, ...
... might be sufficient to occasion those laws to be better and more impartially considered, and perhaps to overcome the interest of a petty corporation, ...
... as more agreeable to the nature of an English constitution and to English liberty 4 and that such laws as now seem to bear hard on the colonies would ...
... and presently filled with English inhabitants, would it be right to deprive such inhabitants of the common privileges enjoyed by other Englishmen ...
... themselves? And would a not the hardship appear yet greater if the people of the new country should be allowed no representatives in the Parliament ...
... her strength, her wealth, and the numbers of her people, at the risk of their own lives and private fortunes in new and strange countries, methinks ...
... 1887), II, 376- 87. 2. Here Franklin refers to the members of the governor's councils which in most of the colonies served as one house of the ...
... a Compleat Prospect of the Trade of This Nation, As Well the Home Trade As the Foreign is perhaps chief among Daniel Defoe's tracts dealing with economic ...
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