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Benjamin Franklin by Marcin 3c


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Benjamin Franklin by Marcin 3c

  1. 1. Benjamin Franklin
  2. 2. About his life Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 O.S January 6, 1705  – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, thFranklin stove, a carriage odometer, and a musical instrument. He formed both the first public lending library in America and first fire department in Pennsylvania. He was an early proponent of colonial unity and as a political writer and activist he, more than anyone, invented the idea of an American nation [1] and as a diplomat during the American Revolution , he secured the French alliance that helped to make independence possible .
  3. 3. Inventions Benjamin Franklin invented: - Lightning conductor -The glass harmonica -The Franklin stove -Bifocal glasses Also his image is on the dollar banknote
  4. 4. Independence declaration Benjamin Franklin was member of committe. He wanted to bring down slavery. He was one of the fonder of The United States of America.He is co-author of independence declaration.
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Carl Becker, &quot;Franklin&quot;. Short scholarly biography written in 1931, with links to sources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>H. W. Brands. The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin (2000) full-length biography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Walter Isaacson. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (2003). full-length biography. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mark Skousen. The Compleated Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin (2005) told in Franklin's own words. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ralph L. Ketcham, Benjamin Franklin (1966). Short biography. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edmund S. Morgan. Benjamin Franklin (2003). Short introduction by leading scholar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carl Van Doren. Benjamin Franklin (1938; reprinted 1991). full-length biography. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gordon Wood, The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin (2005). Interpretive essay by leading scholar </li></ul></ul>Biographies
  6. 6. President of Pensylvania Special balloting conducted October 18, 1785 unanimously elected Franklin the sixth President of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, replacing John Dickinson. The office of President of Pennsylvania was analogous to the modern position of Governor. It is not clear why Dickinson needed to be replaced with less than two weeks remaining before the regular election. Franklin held that office for slightly over three years, longer than any other, and served the Constitutional limit of three full terms. Shortly after his initial election he was reelected to a full term on October 29, 1785, and again in the fall of 1786 and on October 31, 1787. Officially, his term concluded on November 5, 1788, but there is some question regarding the de facto end of his term, suggesting that the aging Franklin may not have been actively involved in the day-to-day operation of the Council toward the end of his time in office
  7. 7. Gallery
  8. 9. The End Marcin Żurawski Klasa IIIc Rok szkolny 2008/09