The life of Ben Franklin
Benjamin Franklin's Life
He was a tinkerer, always looking for ways to make things work a little better or more efficiently. Benjamin helped found the American Philosophical Society, the University of Pennsylvania, and the first American public library. He promoted a good number of helpful projects in Philly: Paving streets, installing sewer lines, and establishing a fire brigade.
Benjamin possessed the talents as a diplomat and negotiator. He was elected to England's Royal Society. He was an agent of the Pennsylvania Assembly, and he lived in London during the 1750's, representing the interests of Pennsylvania. When he was in London his charm made him popular for many years. Back in the United State, he helped the draft of the Declaration of Independence. In Paris, he negotiated the treaty that brought the French onto the war on America'a side. Surprisingly, he was even more popular there than he was in England.
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Benjamin Franklin's Inventions
Franklin’s contributions to the founding the United States
Benjamin Franklin had a big role in helping forming our country. In 1776, Ben was chose by the congress to a committee charged with drafting a document to justify the decision of the colonies with Britain. In 1778, he traveled to France to input a treaty between France and the United States. He participated as a delegate in the Constitutional Convention which was a convention that decided how the country should be ran. Some of the biggest things that helped shape our country the way it is, Ben Franklin helped form them.