Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He is most commonly known as a writer, inventor, and scientist. His inventions include the bifocals, the Franklin Stove, and the lightning rod, among other things. Also, Benjamin Franklin was appointed a member of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence. At the signing, he is quoted saying, "Yes, we must indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang seperately". In addition to his accomplishments, Franklin married Deborah Read Rogers. He had three children, two of which were with her. His influence led to him being called, "the only President of the United States who was never President of the United States".


Born Jan. 17, 1706 in Boston, Mass.Married Deborah Read Rogers - 1730Invented The Franklin Stove - 1742Signed the Declaration of Independence - 1776Invented bifocals - 1783/84Died Apr. 17, 1790

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"Benjamin Franklin's Inventions." Independence Hall Association. Web. 13 Apr. 2015. A&E Networks Television. Web. 13 Apr. 2015. ."Benjamin Franklin." A&E Television Networks. Web. 13 Apr. 2015. .



Benjamin Franklin

Children's Literature

Once Franklin understood the behavior of electricity, he wanted to protect houses from destruction. A lightning rod is attached to the top of a building connected to the ground through a wire.>

SS1H1 The student will read about and describe the life of historical figures inAmerican history.a. Identify the contributions made by these figures: Benjamin Franklin(inventor/author/ statesman)SS4H5 The student will analyze the challenges faced by the new nationb. Identify the major leaders of the Constitutional Convention (James Madison and Benjamin Franklin)

Benjamin Franklin has appeared on the 100 dollar bill since 1914.

To the left is a portrait of Benjamin Franklin's wife Deborah.


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