Benjamin Franklin's Discovery Of Electricity
Benjamin Franklin was born January 17, 1706 in Boston Massachusetts. His father (Josiah Franklin) had 17 kids. Josiah Franklin had two wives, Abiah Folger and Anne Child. He had 7 girls and 10 boys. Benjamin Franklin was Josiah’s last son and his eighth child. Josiah was a soap maker. Benjamin’s mother was Abiah Folger. Josiah could only pay for one year of school for Benjamin. Benjamin loved to read the paper that his …show more content…
At the age of twelve, Benjamin started to deliver the papers.
Benjamin was an inventor. He invented bifocals, swim fins, the Franklin Stove, the lightning rod, and he discovered electricity. During his inventions, he almost got killed twice. He tried many times to discover things about the lightning rod but he could never get it right. Finally he tried and tried harder and it worked! He discovered many things about the lightning rod and electricity like, when he put a metal key under lighting and touched the key, he got zapped. He then realized how he can use electricity to make light and heat sources.
According to History.com, during the american revolution Benjamin Franklin was part of five-member committee that helped draft the Declaration of Independence, in which the 13 american colonies declared of their freedom from the British rule. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of the most celebrated of America's Founding Fathers, a man who enjoyed