Ben Franklin 2


When one takes a look at the world in which he currently lives, he often sees it as being normal since it is so slow in changing. When a historian looks at the present, he sees the effects of many events and many wise people. Benjamin Franklin was one of these wise people. His participation in so many different fields changed the world immensely. He can be compared to Leonardo da Vinci, as his versatility is like that of a Renaissance Man. Benjamin Franklin was a Renaissance man of the 1700s. He was a noted politician as well as a respected scholar. Franklin also added as a civic leader and a musician. He was an important inventor and scientist. He helped to define the ...

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he read everything in the shop. When Ben was seventeen, he left his family and moved to Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Ben was on his own and became very accomplished. He did a little bit of everything.
Ben Franklin as a scientist and inventor is perhaps the most interesting. "Flying a kite in a lightning storm is dumb. But the first person to try that dangerous experiment was brilliant." Aside from the famous kite experiment, Franklin did more. The direct effect of Franklin's work with lightning as electricity was his invention of the lightning rod. News spread about his lightning rod, people installed it on most buildings and ships, and he became world famous. In 1740 he altered his heating stove by arranging the flues so that the stove would heat the room twice as well while using only a fraction of the fuel. It was first named the Pennsylvania stove but later named the Franklin stove. The Franklin stove and the lightning rod were not the only things Franklin invented. ...

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founding fathers of the U.S.. He is also the "only person to have signed all four of the documents which helped to create the United States: The Declaration of Independence (1776), the Treaty of Alliance, Amity, and Commerce with France (1778), the Treaty of Peace between England, France, and the United States (1782), and the Constitution (1787)." Ben Franklin was never President but was very involved with the men who became President. He outshone John Adams as a diplomat in Europe during the Revolutionary War. Also, he beat John Adams to Paris in 1778 to negotiate the Treaty of Alliance with France. No other American was more involved with the birth of the U.S.. The Treaty of ...

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