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Benjamin Franklin

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SS4H4 The student will explain the causes, events, and results of the American Revolution. d. Describe key individuals in the American Revolution with emphasis on King George III, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Benedict Arnold, Patrick Henry, and John Adams.

SS1H1 The student will read about and describe the life of historical figures in American history.

At the age of 12, Ben started working in a print shop. His newspaper and almanack were very popular.

Printer

Founding Father

His newspaper was the first to use political cartoons.

Inventor

Franklin enjoyed inventing and experimenting. Some of his most famous inventions include the armonica, odometer, bifocals, wood stove, and lightening rod.

Using a kite and key, Ben proved that lightening was electricity!

Franklin played a big role in our nations independence. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, served as a diplomat to France, and convinced the French to support the colonists in the Revolution.

Statesman

References: http://bensguide.gpo.gov/benfranklin/ http://www.libertyskids.com/arch_who_bfranklin.html http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/ushistory/benjaminfranklin1.htm

Upon signing the Constitution on September 17, 1787, Franklin became the only Founding Father to have signed all five documents that established American independence: the Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Amity and Commerce with France, the Treaty of Alliance with France, the Treaty of Peace with Great Britain, and the Constitution of the United States of America.

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