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Transcript of Ben Franklin
Invented bi-focal glasses
Invented the glass harmonica (a musical instrument)
Served in the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention
Served as America's first postmaster
Invented the Franklin Stove
Invented the lightning rod
Proved lightning electricity can be harnessed (his kite and key experiment)
Served as the first American ambassador to France and persuading the French to join with the Americans against the British in the Revolutionary War
Ben Franklin applied his beliefs about human nature to his own behavior. In short, Franklin understood the value of having a good image. Franklin valued self-improvement. He firmly believed everyone no matter what their social position could benefit from self-improvement.
“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” -Ben Franklin Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts. His father's name was Josiah and his mother's name was Abiah. Benjamin had nine brothers and seven sisters. At age twelve, Ben became an apprentice in his brother James' printing office. Ben learned everything he knew about printing from his brother James. Benjamin Franklin political views showed that he was a man who loved freedom and self-government. Franklin proposed self-government for the American's colonies. Benjamin Franklin's view on law revolved around the idea that the people should choose the government. Government Beliefs Ben Franklin's Position on the Social Contract How did Ben Franklin influence the American Revolution THANKS FOR WATCHING!! Inventions Ben Franklin had many experiments and inventions.
In 1761 he made a glass harmonica.
He mad bifocals
He showed the electricity is made up of a common element that can pass though one body to another
After he understood electricity/lightning he found a way to be protected from it. He invented the lightning rod.
In 1742 Ben invented a fireplace/stove. Franklin talked about essential liberties. He talked about giving up individual liberties for the common good.
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” But we necessarily give up certain individual liberties when we enter into society for the betterment of everyone.”-Ben Franklin Benjamin Franklin helped the colonists. First Franklin helped stop the Stamp Act by telling the British that the Americans would never pay the taxes. Later he joined the Continental Congress to decide what to do about war with England. In 1776, he helped write the Declaration of Independence.
As Colonists moved closer to fighting against Great Britain,Franklin's snake cartoon was used as symbol of American unity and American independence. During the American Revolution, he convinced the French to help the Americans. Ben Franklin helped influence the revolution by helping the colonist get the courage to step up to the british.
Most importantly, he was the voice of reason during the many days and weeks of lengthy debates in Philadelphia by the delegates of the '13' original colonies.
There was multiple arguments among the delegates over all the various issues relating to whether to break from Great Britain.
Franklin, as the elder statesman, was a very calming voice and a voice of extreme reason and clarity, so therefore he was able to bring the sides together. Thesis Benjamin Franklin was a successful statesman, inspiring politician, scientist, author, publisher and a philosopher. He published pro-American books and newspapers. He helped a lot in the planning of our government system. He is one of the the founding fathers of the system of constitution which is outlined today in U.S.