American printer and scientist Benjamin Franklin found his small world of Philadelphia threatened during King George’s War, and the proprietor of Pennsylvania totally unwilling to aid in the colony’s defense. In his frustration, Franklin sought assistance from friends in London to force the proprietor’s hand.
Finding no encouragement at any turn, Franklin and his inner circle of friends in London developed a plan to free Pennsylvania from this oppression. Over time, the scope would expand until all the American colonies were involved. Launching the plan required political motivation of all thirteen colonies, and with vastly different personal interests among the colonies, two very different historical events provided this motivation.
The story of how Franklin orchestrated this entire enterprise has been hidden for two centuries, due in large part to the impropriety of the motivation. This story, by a new author, is supported with over 500 notes regarding the two events and ties together apparent random events in the Revolution that culminated in the creation of the United States of America.