Old Ben Franklin

@JWMURP (51)
December 7, 2017 12:45pm CST
“Benjamin Franklin,,,(January 17, 1706,,, – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and in many ways was "the First American".A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.” Without a doubt, Benjamin Franklin was a genius as a scientist, and a leader of the drive for independence from England as a diplomat. As a scientist, Franklin flew a kite into a lightning storm with the help of his son and proved that lighting was a form of electricity. He measured water temperature of the Atlantic Ocean between the American colonies and England and established the fact of the ‘Gulf Stream’ current which allows palm trees to grow in southeastern Ireland [though I doubt that Franklin knew it; I have seen them.] He invented bifocal eye glasses, the lightning rod, and the Franklin stove, all which made life better for the people of his day. As far as I am concerned, Franklin is one of the truly great man of our American nation. Picture: Pixabay Quotation from Wikipedia. Ideas from Wikipedia and my study of American literature and culture for over 50 years.
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@marlina (78117)
• Canada
7 Dec
I have read a bio of Ben Franklin and I am very impressed by this great man.
• Derby, England
7 Dec
He was an amazing man. We visited Philadelphia and learned a lot about him there.
@Corbin5 (116394)
• United States
7 Dec
Franklin definitely was a genius. When I taught, a gentleman dressed as Mr. Ben Franklin, gave a wonderful presentation for the students. I believe Mrs. Franklin came along too.