Benjamin Franklin

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Noun1.Benjamin Franklin - printer whose success as an author led him to take up politicsBenjamin Franklin - printer whose success as an author led him to take up politics; he helped draw up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; he played a major role in the American Revolution and negotiated French support for the colonists; as a scientist he is remembered particularly for his research in electricity (1706-1790)
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The grandmother of Benjamin Franklin was Mary Morrel" afterwards, by marriage, Mary Folger, one of the old settlers of Nantucket, and the ancestress to a long line of Folgers and harpooneers --all kith and kin to noble Benjamin --this day darting the barbed iron from one side of the world to the other.
He was a large, thick-set man, a reminder of Benjamin Franklin, with clean-shaven face, long hair curling at the ends, frock coat, high collar, and beaver hat.
2) Hundreds of thousands of African-American women brave the rain to pack Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Saturday.
Students from fourth to eighth grade got a brief overview of the history of voting from Benjamin Franklin, portrayed by Gene Collins of ``Living Legends,'' and his troupe of historical impersonators.
In the area Benjamin Franklin Village focuses on residential development with mixing and special uses.
Lepore, who will be discussing her book, "Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin,'' at Lancaster's Thayer Memorial Library, sheds light on this mostly-forgotten, admittedly remote (though none-the-less convincing) association between Benjamin Franklin and the town of Lancaster.
The Benjamin Franklin Museum has undergone a $21 million renovation over the last two years, which was funded by local, state and non-profit entities, including the state of Pennsylvania, the city of Philadelphia, the Pew Charitable Trusts, Lenfest Foundation, William Penn Foundation and the Knight Foundation.
This concise volume on eighteenth-century colonial intellectual history explores the friendship between Benjamin Franklin and revivalist preacher the Reverend Whitefield and, through their story, discusses major themes of the period including the influence of the Enlightenment on scientific thought, and the religious power of the Great Awakening.
Benjamin Franklin looms large among the small group of men we call our Founding Fathers.
Independent Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: INDB), the holding company of banking products and services provider, Rockland Trust Company, has announced that its acquisition of Benjamin Franklin Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:BFBC), the parent company of Benjamin Franklin Bank, has been completed.
Over the past few years, the British ambassador and consuls general have hosted similar events for the Benjamin Franklin House Foundation, but this was the first time one had been hosted by the U.
Unlike Benjamin Franklin or Henry Adams, just beneath the surface of John Hope Franklin's graceful scholarly prose is a controlled rage and a fiery critique.

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