How Did Benjamin Franklin Become An American

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Have you ever thought about electricity or how lucky we are to live in a free country? Have you ever thought about where we would be if Benjamin Franklin would not have written the constitution? Benjamin Franklin was one of many founding fathers of the United States; he has made some of many great inventions and helped shape the world. Electricity, without the invention of the lightning rod where would we be today. Benjamin Franklin changed the world of electricity in 1752 with the invention of the lightning rod. Electricity has come a long way since Benjamin Franklin sat atop the church of Christ. That day Franklin Stood atop of the church with a metal rod, waiting to test his theory. That day in 1752 Franklin was struck and he showed the …show more content…
He was born January 17, 1706 he was a man of many talents/skills such as a publish author, scientists and statesman; those were just a few skills of the Jack of all trades Benjamin Franklin. One of Franklin’s main trades was using scientific theory to be an Inventor. Franklin had many great inventions, such as the “glass harmonica” the “electric rod”. Franklin was an author of many books and documents such as, “The United States Declaration of Independence”, “The Drinker’s Dictionary” and numerous more. Franklin was a very successful man. He was a founding father of the United States. Franklin was also a politician, which helped the United States of America in countless ways. Franklin was a delegate in the Philadelphia Convention. Benjamin Franklin is the only founding father with his name on all four major documents, Paris and France treaties, constitution and declaration of independence. Without Franklin where would we really be? Look at all Franklin he has done for the United States of America, Franklin is a true American Hero. He was a strong influence on the topic of electricity. He was a founding father of the United States and has made a very large impact on our nation. Franklin guided the United States through a dark time, whenever The United States was ruled by Great Britain. If we did not have a founding forefather such as Franklin where would we really

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