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Benjamin Franklin

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Ella Perreault

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Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston Massachusets. He died on April 17, 1790 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Things he Invented
Benjamin Franklin invented many things. He invented the: lightning rod, bifocals, glass harmonica, hand paddle, Franklin stove and the Franklin's electrostatic machine.
His father was a candlemaker and a mechanic his name was Josiah. His mothers name was Abiah Folger. Benjamin Franklin had sixteen siblings. His brother James was a printer of a Boston Newspaper. His brother Ebenezer died when he was two. He was married to Deborah Read in 1730. They then also adopted a child around that time named William. In 1732 they had a kid of their own named Francis, who died four years later from smallpox. There only daughter was born in 1743 her name was Sarah. Deborah died when she was 66.
Benjamin Franklin was a Founding Father, author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman and diplomat. He founded the first Fire Department and the University of Pennsylvania. When he was 23 he published the Pennsylvania Gazette and Poor Richards Almanac.
By:Ella Perreault
Works Cited
Google, Google, www.google.com/search.
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Ben Franklin's Lightning Rod
Ben Franklin's Bifocals
Ben Franklin's Glass Harmonica
Ben Franklin's Hand Paddle
Ben Franklin's Franklin Stove
Ben Franklin's Electrostatic Machine
“Benjamin Franklin.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 4 Feb. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin.
“Benjamin Franklin Biography.” Encyclopedia of World Biography, www.notablebiographies.com/Fi-Gi/Franklin-Benjamin.html.
Josiah Franklin
“Benjamin Franklin.” Biography.com, A&E Networks Television, 1 Aug. 2017, www.biography.com/people/benjamin-franklin-9301234.
Abiah Folger
Google Search, Google, www.google.com/search?q=how%2Bmany%2Bsiblings%2Bdid%2Bbenjamin%2Bfranklin%2Bhave.
Jane Mecom
James Franklin
Joseph Franklin 1st
Deborah Read
William Franklin
Francis Franklin
Sarah Franklin
Political Background
Benjamin Franklin was the sixth president of Pennsylvania from October 18th, 1785 - November 5th, 1788. He was Americas Minister to Sweden from September 28th, 1782 - April 3rd, 1783. He was also America's Minister to France from September 4th, 1778 - May 7th, 1785. He tried to repeal the stamp act with Parliament of Great Britain. From 1785-1788 he was Governor of Pennsylvania.

Half of his life was spent in an unofficial retirement
He was a fashion icon in France
He's in the international Swimmers Hall of Fame
He has been on the $100 bill since 1928 and Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin are the only non-presidents on a US bill
He became a vegetarian for a little while so he could buy more books
He never patented one of his inventions because, he considered them gifts to the public and they are meant to make life easier
Andrews, Evan. “11 Surprising Facts About Benjamin Franklin.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 15 Jan. 2016, www.history.com/news/11-surprising-facts-about-benjamin-franklin.
Meks. “Facts.” Benjamin Franklin History, 2014, www.benjamin-franklin-history.org/facts/.
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