By: Arianna Gramlich and Blake Renzo
Ben Franklin was one of seventeen children from a Boston candle and soap maker. By the time he was 24 he was a prosperous merchant, owner of a successful print shop, and publisher of the Philadelphia Gazette. By the time Bed was 41 he had enough money to retire. He hoped to devote his life after retirement to study and scientific research, which was not the case. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SChcy3IGlg
Some of his inventions included bifocals, lightning rod, Franklin stove, and the glass Armonica. His most popular invention were the bifocals. Bifocals are eyeglasses with two distinct powers they improved the vision of people with presbyopia .