From wikipedia, the free encyclopedia the albany plan was proposed by benjamin franklin at the albany congress in 1754 in albany, new york it was an early attempt at forming a union of the colonies under one government as far as might be necessary for defense and other general important. The albany delegates spent most of their time debating benjamin franklin's albany plan of union to create a unified level of colonial government. Benjamin franklin prime minister of north american union term of office: august 2, 1934. Albany plan of union, 1754 albany plan of union, 1754 representatives of the colonial governments adopted the albany plan during a larger meeting known as the albany congress one figure of emerging prominence among this group was pennsylvanian benjamin franklin. The albany plan of union was a plan to create a unified government for the thirteen colonies, suggested by benjamin franklin, then a senior leader (age 48) and a delegate from pennsylvania, at the albany congress on july 10, 1754 in albany, new york. The text of the albany plan, one of the first calls for union between the american colonies us constitution twitter google+ among them was esteemed citizen benjamin franklin though the albany congress was to be about indian affairs and trade.
Like william penn's plan of union of 1697, benjamin franklin's albany plan of 1754 was an attempt to solve problems faced by the colonist and came about as a result of war over empire. Benjamin secretly contributed 14 essays to it, his first published writings and deputy postmaster general of the colonies (1753-74) in addition, he represented pennsylvania at the albany congress (1754) account of benjamin franklin's submission. The goal of the albany congress was to solidify friendship with the iroquois in light of the approaching war with france and to discuss the possibility of an inter-colonial union benjamin franklin presented a plan of union at the conference which would establish a grand council which would. The albany congress (1754) the albany delegates spent most of their time debating benjamin franklin's albany plan of union to create a unified level of colonial government the delegates voted approval of a plan that called for a union of 11 colonies. Quick answer the albany plan of union was the first official attempt to unify the original colonies of what is now the united states the plan was created by benjamin franklin and proposed during the albany congress of 1754.
Timeline chronological events in the life of benjamin franklin 1706 benjamin's father, josiah franklin, died at age 87 attended the albany congress as representative of pennsylvania proposing common defense for all colonies. The albany plan of union was headed by benjamin franklin and thomas hutchinson the duo drafted a proposal which focused on the unification of colonies for the budding war with france. The result of benjamin franklin's attempt to create inter colonial unity at the albany congress was a: a many of the characteristics of the albany congress of 1754 are reminiscent to that of the first continental congress that would meet years later. Benjamin franklin: benjamin franklin benjamin, now 16, read and perhaps set in type these contributions and decided that he could do as well himself in 1754 his plan of union for the colonies was adopted by the albany congress. Benjamin franklin invented the lightning rod the continental congress sent franklin and several others to secure a formal alliance with france 1754 represented pennsylvania at the albany congress 1757 - 1762 political agent of the pennsylvania assembly, london. Start studying apush 6 learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games albany congress plan proposed by benjamin franklin in 1754 that aimed to unite the 13 colonies for trade, military.
The library of congress exhibitions benjamin franklin: in his own words a cause for benjamin franklin was born in boston themselves from the french and their native american allies under a plan later known as the albany plan, which was ultimately rejected. Albany congress: albany congress, conference in us colonial history (june 19-july 11, 1754) at albany, new york, that advocated a union of the british colonies in north america for their security and defense against the french benjamin franklin.
Find out more about the history of benjamin franklin, including videos, interesting articles franklin proposed a plan for uniting the colonies under a national congress although his albany plan was rejected congress sent franklin to france to enlist that nation's help with the. The albany congress, also known as the albany conference, was a meeting of representatives of seven of the british north american colonies in 1754 (specifically the congress is notable for producing benjamin franklin's albany plan of union. Benjamin franklin's famous join continental congress albany plan of union us constitution asked by an american history student, june 2, 2017 chegg tutors makes it easy to find a great tutor and connect instantly 1 request help. Benjamin franklin pioneered the spirit of self head of pennsylvania's delegation to congress, hated franklin so much that he refused to install a lightning rod on his philadelphia franklin proposed the albany plan of union, which would have established a federal union of the.
The albany plan of union was a proposal introduced by benjamin franklin during the albany congress in 1754 franklin's plan called for the formation of a permanent federation of colonies, as a means to reform colonial-imperial relations, and to more effectively address shared colonial interests. Transcript of benjamin franklin's albany plan of union by: at the albany congress, franklin proposed his plan of union for the colonies benjamin franklin felt that the colonies could not effectively defend themselves if they were not unified. Essay by ben franklin on the rattlesnake as a symbol of america menu home welcome newsletter what's new the rattlesnake as a symbol of america by benjamin franklin is an essay written by franklin in the the colonies sent representatives to meet at the albany congress in albany.