Benjamin Franklin and the American Revolution: Importance & Role


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What was Benjamin Franklin's first occupation?

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1. To which city did Franklin move at a young age?

2. What was Franklin's response to the Stamp Act of 1765?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Benjamin Franklin accomplished a large number of things during his long life, including helping to shape the United States of America. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you gauge how well you know Franklin. The questions will test you on topics such as Franklin's early occupation and the role he played in crafting key documents.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on the following topics in these assessments:

  • Franklin's early life, including what he did and where he lived
  • Franklin's response to the Stamp Act of 1765
  • Franklin's international connections
  • His role in crafting documents key to the United States during and shortly after the American Revolution

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to practice these skills:

  • Making connections - understand how Benjamin Franklin's international travels benefited the colonies during the American Revolution
  • Information recall - access the knowledge that you've gained regarding Benjamin Franklin's early life
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Benjamin Franklin's role in the American Revolution

Additional Learning

Check out the related lesson on Benjamin Franklin's role in the American Revolution in order to learn more about the statesman. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discover Franklin's background and accomplishments before the American Revolution
  • Learn how Franklin's time in Europe impacted his role in the American Revolution
  • Identify the important documents Franklin helped to create
  • Explore Franklin's actions after the American Revolution