Benjamin Franklin: Major Founding Fathers Of The United States

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Benjamin franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston, Massachusetts and passed away april 17, 1790. He was one of the major founding fathers of the United States. He was a very smart man. He was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a(n) inventor/scientist he is popularly known for being on the one hundred dollar bill and inventing the lightning rod,bifocals, and the franklin stove. If you’re unsure of what the franklin stove is, you’ve probably seen it in log cabins or some older houses. It is a wood burning stove. You can call it an older version of a fireplace. You can see lightning rods on top of some houses or buildings to protect them from lightning strikes. The lightning rod would transfer lightning to the ground instead of hitting the building.…show more content…
His dad sent him to the Boston Latin School when he was only 8 years old. This public school designed to provide education in the humanities to all boys regardless of their social class. This was common practice at the time, especially for those who would eventually enter into ministry. Benjamin Franklin’s dad wanted Benjamin to one day be a preacher, and then his dad sent him along this traditional track of education. After a while, his dad had second thoughts about him going to Boston Latin School for having a future in ministry and wanted him to maybe pursue a career in mathematics or writing. When Benjamin franklin was 12 years old, he took an interest in

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