Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston Massachusetts on January 17, 1706. He is a very important political leader and a great scientist. He opposed the 1756 Stamp Act and became involved in radical political movements. He spoke before the House of Commons in early 1766 about the Stamp Act clearly stating that any attempt to enforce the Stamp Act by the use of troops might bring on rebellion. He called for a repeal on that Act.
The Boston tea party took place on Thursday December 16, 1773. There were many Americans who were not in favor of the unlawful actions that took place in Boston by destroying private property. Ben Franklin stated that the lost tea must be repaid. The American Revolution started in 1775. On July 26, 1775, the Second Continental Congress established the United States Post Office and named Benjamin Franklin as the first United states Postmaster General.