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Category: Colonial Period
Level: Grade 8
Author: spencercooke
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Grade 8 Colonial Period

According to the following excerpt from the "Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin," why was his paper so successful?

"Our first papers made a quite different appearance from any before in the province; a better type, and better printed; but some spirited remarks of my writing, on the dispute then going on between Governor Burnet and the Massachusetts Assembly, struck the principal people, occasioned the paper and the manager of it to be much talked of, and in a few weeks brought them all to be our subscribers"
  1. His paper occasioned the paper to be ignored by the people.
  2. It had a better type, better printed, and spirited remarks.
  3. His paper contained information from Poor Richard's Almanac.
  4. He sold a lot of papers.
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