Benjamin Franklin

By: Braxton Toebe

Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston Massachusetts. Ben opened his own newspaper company in Philadelphia. He even wrote and printed his own book.

Did you know he invented the lightning rod to protect buildings? He also invented flippers for swimming. Benjamin Franklin has had many jobs including an American leader, a scientist, a printer and an inventor.

Did you know he earned the title of the First American because he brought nations together. And he was the 6th President of Pennsylvania He also helped write the Declaration of Independence and he signed it. Ben signed the Constitution of the USA.

And that's why Ben is so special to the U.S.A. Because what he did for our country.