Benjamin Franklin Political Background
- Franklin began his political career when he was elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1751.
- In 1754, he presented the significant Albany Plan of Union at the Albany Congress.
- With his plan, he proposed that the colonies unify under one government to help organize and protect the individual colonies.
- Get Great Britain to allow Pennsylvania to have more autonomy and self-rule.
- As the revolution approached with increasingly strict rules over the colonies, Franklin tried to persuade Britain that these acts would eventually lead to revolt.
- Franklin reorganized the postal system.