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.
Born in Boston, and loyal to England at first, Benjamin Franklin helped guide restless American colonists toward independence.
Walters's Benjamin Franklin and His Gods, which appeared early in 1999.
1706-1717 On January 17, 1706, Benjamin Franklin is born into the large family of Josiah and Abiah Franklin in Boston, Massachusetts.
Here the reader will find first the complete text of the Constitution; secondly, a phrase-by-phrase explanation of the intention and history of the document complete with vocabulary in the side margin; and thirdly, inset pictures and quotations across more than 200 years of reaction and commentary ranging from Benjamin Franklin to Charlton Heston, from John Marshall to Sandra Day O'Connor, from Herblock to Boondocks.
Benjamin Franklin was probably thefirst to suggest a correlation between volcanic eruptions and changes in the global climate when he proposed that a 1783 volcanic eruption on Iceland had induced abnormally cold temperatures later that year.

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