The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin - Chapter X Summary & Analysis

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Chapter X Summary and Analysis

France had increasingly become a threat against the American colonies, so Franklin wrote a proposal for the colonies to join as one, under one government and as one nation. A group of men organized an agreeable plan. A grand-president would be appointed by the crown. The president would confer with a council, who would represent the people from the different colonies. The crown rejected the plan and proposed to fund an army, but America would have to repay the money through a special tax. The colonies rejected this idea and herein begins the tensions and conflicts that eventually lead to the Revolutionary War. The first problem occurred in Massachusetts, where France was most aggressive at the time. Massachusetts asked New York for assistance and the two colonies help each other without getting the crown involved.

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