Franklin grows up, becomes a Philadelphia printer, and gets involved with politics. He's trying to make his state a better place by developing things like schools and a military when the French and Indian War breaks out.
Franklin does his best to help craft a proper army for the colonists. He gets in debt for one general, and then gets involved in an argument between the colonists' Assembly and the governor about how to spend their money on defense.
Franklin goes to England to argue for the colonists in their dispute and manages to resolve the issue, then returns to America and finds that the dispute has been resolved in a different way.