Benjamin Franklin's Influence On Society

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Benjamin Franklin Through his efforts to influence and inspire the world, Benjamin Franklin led America to reach new heights that would eventually make it the strongest nation known to man. As one of the most involved men in the United States during his time, he managed to transform America and change it into the country its citizens love today. There are many ways that Franklin provoked the lives of the American people during his life. Even after his death, the whole nation carried on its motivation that was sparked by Benjamin Franklin. Franklin’s life was greatly influenced by Renaissance idealism. He was very inspired by the world around him and decided to pursue many aspects of the world which he found interesting. Most would say he was…show more content…
He was able to do things people only dreamed of. “In Philadelphia, he helped launch the city’s first police force, the first volunteer fire company, the first fire insurance firm, the first hospital, the first public library, and the academy that became the first institution of higher learning (the University of Pennsylvania).” (Powell p 2) Benjamin Franklin is credited with many of his inventions as well as his writings and contributions to society. Just about each of his inventions could be considered the most impactful developments in American history. Some of his most renowned inventions include bifocal spectacles, the Franklin stove, and the increased basis for understanding electricity. Most modern day technology might not be where they are today without the help of Benjamin…show more content…
The lightning rod was intended by Benjamin Franklin to protect houses from very dangerous and destructive lightning strikes. The rod, at the top of the house, was connected to a wire that ran all the way to the ground. When lightning would strike, the electricity was harmlessly transferred into the ground. Though this invention may seem very simple, it was unheard of during the time that Benjamin Franklin introduced it. On the other hand, Franklin was thought to be way ahead of his time. He was considered one of the most influential characters in the progression of the United States of
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