Essay on Benjamin Franklin : A Revolutionary Hero

1245 Words Dec 14th, 2015 5 Pages
Of the many great minds that are listed in the history books read, few roll off the tongue as easily to the common American than Benjamin Franklin, a true Founder. In those history books read (willingly or not), Benjamin Franklin is one of the most important characters inside. Very few people can complete such amazing contributions to society in their lifetime. Very few create society-changing inventions through their life. Very few meet the same standard the Benjamin Franklin, one of the most notable of the few is Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs had his problems that came with creating a new industry, but mirrors Benjamin Franklin with his dedication and huge changes he has made to American society.
Benjamin Franklin was born January 17, 1706, in Boston, Massachusetts. He is well known as a revolutionary and invented many objects important to American society, such as the Pennsylvania fireplace and the lightning rod. As a revolutionary, he anonymously fueled the revolution he was a respected member of the First and Second Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention at his old age. He retired early due to his immense success, and delved into science and inventing. According to the UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History, Benjamin Franklin also received honorary degrees from Harvard, Yale, and Oxford universities and was elected as “a fellow to the distinguished Royal Society of London”, a group of English scientists, in 1756 (UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History).
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