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  The World of Benjamin Franklin
Although he was born in Boston, the city of Philadelphia is remembered as the home of Ben Franklin.
To learn even more about Ben Franklin and his world, try taking a look at some recommended resource materials, enrichment activities, and a brief glossary.
Ben Franklin: Glimpses of the Man is sponsored by PECO.
sln.fi.edu /franklin/rotten.html   (248 words)

  
  Benjamin Franklin - MSN Encarta
Franklin was one of the most respected and versatile figures in colonial America.
Franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston in the colony of Massachusetts.
In recognition of his scientific accomplishments, Franklin became a fellow of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge and, in 1753, was awarded its Copley Medal for distinguished contributions to experimental science.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761576775/Franklin_Benjamin.html   (1359 words)

  
 SPECTRUM Biographies - Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin, born January 17, 1706, was the 10th son, and 15th child, of 17 children in the Josiah Franklin family.
Franklin's business ventures included the purchase of the Pennsylvania Gazette, which, after his improvement, was considered one of the best colonial newspapers; Poor Richard's Almanac, written under the pseudonym, Richard Saunders, and published from 1732 to 1757; and the printing of Pennsylvania's paper currency.
Franklin became a hero to the French, and his company was sought by diplomats and nobility.
www.incwell.com /Biographies/Franklin.html   (762 words)

  
 Excerpt - Daylight Saving Time - Benjamin Franklin, Journal de Paris, Apr 26, 1784
Franklin began the letter by noting that much discussion had followed the demonstration of an oil lamp the previous evening concerning the amount of oil used in relation to the quantity of light produced.
Franklin had eventually bedded down at three or four hours past midnight but was awakened at six in the morning by a sudden noise.
Sly Franklin claimed that a noted philosopher assured him that he was most certainly mistaken, for it was well known that "there could be no light abroad at that hour." His windows had not let the light in, but being open, had let the darkness out.
webexhibits.org /daylightsaving/franklin.html   (1179 words)

  
 The Energy Planet :: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) :: English
Benjamin Franklin is known by many as a founding father of America, a philosopher, a scientist and a writer.
Franklin was the 10th son in a very large family of 15.
Franklin was also accredited with the “one fluid” theory stating that electricity is of two kinds, positive and negative.
library.thinkquest.org /C004471/tep/en/biographies/benjamin_franklin.html   (999 words)

  
 Ben Franklin Busybodies™
Ben Franklin was nearly killed by his early experiments with lightning; he survived only because he luckily didn't receive a strong enough charge.
Ben Franklin was the chief delegate to the Albany Congress of 1754, the first major conference to discuss a confederacy of the colonies.
Ben Franklin had long wanted to develop an Academy where the curriculum would focus on English composition and grammar, as well as a broad range of practical knowledge in science and mechanics.
www.franklinbusybody.com /facts.asp   (1942 words)

  
 IMA Hero: Ben Franklin HH
Ben got tired of always having to switch glasses, and he decided to put two lens (one to see far away and one to see up close) into one pair of glasses.
Ben had a theory that lightning is electricity, and he performed an experiment to prove this theory in 1752.
Ben did not get to enjoy the bell, however, because he was away in England and France for a long period of time.
www.imahero.com /herohistory/ben_herohistory.htm   (1427 words)

  
 Some of Ben Franklin's Quirkiest Ideas | LiveScience
A keen observer of nature throughout his life, Franklin by the age of 42 had amassed enough personal wealth from his printing business that he was able to retire and pursue his love of scientific research full time.
Franklin would prove himself as one of early America's greatest and most prolific minds, famously inventing the lightning rod, the odometer, and bifocal glasses, among other things.
An avid swimmer, Franklin was drawn to water at a young age and consistently promoted the healthy benefits of the exercise in his later writings.
www.livescience.com /history/060117_ben_franklin.html   (719 words)

  
 Inventor Benjamin Franklin
Franklin returned to Philadelphia in 1762, where he remained until 1764, when he was once again dispatched to England as the agent of Pennsylvania.
Franklin was deeply interested in philanthropic projects, and one of his last public acts was to sign a petition to the U.S. Congress, on February 12, 1790, as president of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, urging the abolition of slavery and the suppression of the slave trade.
Franklin's most notable service to his country was the result of his great skill in diplomacy.
www.ideafinder.com /history/inventors/franklin.htm   (2574 words)

  
 Inventors: Benjamin Franklin - EnchantedLearning.com
Franklin was the 10th son, and 15th child of 17 children in his family; his father made soap.
Franklin was a delegate to the Continental Congress from Pennsylvania (1785-88), and helped write both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution; he signed both of these historic documents.
He also invented the Franklin stove (an efficient, cast-iron furnace located in the middle of a room), swim fins, the odometer (mileage recorder), the ladder chair (a chair that converts into a library ladder), the glass (h)armonica (a musical instrument composed of rotating glass cylinders), and the first medical catheter.
www.enchantedlearning.com /inventors/page/f/franklin.shtml   (611 words)

  
 Benjamin Franklin and His Inventions
Even though Ben is not famous for his study of bioscience, he was interested in how the human body works and looked for ways to help it work better.
Ben developed a flexible urinary catheter that appears to have been the first one produced in America.
Ben figured that there had to be a better way.
sln.fi.edu /franklin/inventor/inventor.html   (539 words)

  
 Benjamin Franklin | American Statesman and Inventor
Franklin was one of the leading founding fathers of the United States of America.
Franklin himself served the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the new United States of America, in one way or the other, for most of his life.
Benjamin Franklin served in London as a agent for the Pennsylvania Assembly, and later as agent for the colonies of Georgia, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
www.lucidcafe.com /library/96jan/franklin.html   (759 words)

  
 Ben Franklin: Inventor, Patriot, Ladies' Man!
Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in the Puritan town of Boston.
Franklin's father rushed him, only a few hours old, out into the cold to be baptized at a local church.
Since Franklin was well-respected as a statesman and a writer, he was elected to the committee that wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1775.
www.barracudamagazine.com /ben-franklin.htm   (1268 words)

  
 TIME: Citizen Ben's Great Virtues
Franklin and his son were the only witnesses to his legendary kite experiment.
But Ben Franklin, that genial urban entrepreneur, seems made of flesh rather than of marble, addressable by nickname, and he turns to us from history's stage with eyes that twinkle from behind those newfangled spectacles.
His admirers look upon Franklin as an exemplar of the personal character and civic virtue that are too often missing in today's world.
www.time.com /time/2003/franklin/bffranklin.html   (1087 words)

  
 Ben Franklin on Liberty - Mises Institute
He was a prolific inventor whose inventions ran the gamut from his trademark bifocals to the Franklin Stove to artificial fertilizer.
Unfortunately, the result has been that attention which deserves to be paid to what Franklin said about America and the liberty it was designed to protect has often been crowded out by that paid to his other accomplishments.
At the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Franklin reflected the risk and unity of purpose that led to America's founding when he said, "Gentlemen, we must now hang together, or we shall most assuredly hang separately." But he also knew how uncertain was the maintenance of the vision of liberty which animated our founders.
www.mises.org /story/1144   (834 words)

  
 Aretha Franklin
Franklin was struggling personally and commercially at this point; she took nine months off during the recording of this album, and the music here is lifeless and diffuse compared to her other Atlantic output.
Franklin adjusted to the conservative 80s with a set of appallingly anti-woman numbers, produced by Luther Vandross: the hit title track features Aretha telling her girlfriends that she doesn't have any time for them anymore because she has to dance attendance on her man, and it doesn't get any better from there on in.
Franklin's game, and in better voice than most of her late 70s/early 80s work, but doesn't have much to work with.
www.warr.org /franklin.html   (3895 words)

  
 Benjamin Franklin
Join us for Ben Franklin 300 Philadelphia, a year-long celebration of Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday in Philadelphia and Its Countryside™ Visit the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary website and click on our calendar to see the range of Franklin-themed exhibitions, concerts, theater, dance and special events.
Ben Franklin 300 Philadelphia is a year-long celebration of Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday, coordinated and marketed by the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, the National Constitution Center and CBS 3.
The Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, a non-profit organization, is supported by a lead grant of $4 million from The Pew Charitable Trusts and established to reaffirm Franklin's enduring legacy in his 300th birthday year.
www.gophila.com /go/ben   (282 words)

  
 The Electric Franklin
The diversity that is the Internet may be epitomized by few people in history — Benjamin Franklin is one such person, commercially successful, ever concerned and involved with the public good, a great communicator, and a remarkable man of science and technology, finding practical effective solutions to real problems.
The remarkable Benjamin Franklin, a printer by trade, a scientist by fame, and a man of action by all accounts, continues to shape American thinking and action.
Tell us you were here — Tell us your thoughts about Franklin.
www.ushistory.org /franklin   (503 words)

  
 Welcome to Benjamin Franklin House
Benjamin Franklin House, built circa 1730, is now open to the public as a dynamic museum and educational facility.
The top floor Scholarship Centre is a focal point in Europe for Franklin and Franklin-related study, featuring a full set of the Papers of Benjamin Franklin, as catalogued by Yale University, and an active symposia programme.
Benjamin Franklin House friend and author James Srodes' biography, "Franklin: The Essential Founding Father," was honoured by the City of Philadelphia during the 300th anniversary of their hometown hero.
www.benjaminfranklinhouse.org /site/sections/default.htm   (580 words)

  
 Michelle Malkin: DOWDIFYING BEN FRANKLIN
Ben Franklin has been hijacked to endorse an untenable and deadly view that no sacrifice of any liberty for any amount of safety at any time should ever be made.
Bryan Preston reminds the Left's Ben Franklin quote doctors (funny how they've finally found a Founding Father they can love) of other relevant sayings that don't quite fit their agenda.
More to the point here, Franklin was a member of the original committee, appointed by the Continental Congress, to review and publish intercepted communications from England.
michellemalkin.com /archives/004368.htm   (647 words)

  
 Ben Franklin
Ben Franklin only went to school for two years but educated himself through reading.
Ben loved to read, but books were expensive so he helped to open a lending library so everyone could get books at no cost.
When Ben lived, America was made up of thirteen colonies ruled by England, and he was elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1750.
library.thinkquest.org /TQ0312702/benfranklin.htm   (517 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Ben Franklin: Books: Benjamin Franklin,Blaine McCormick   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Franklin’s captivating adventures include his almost single-handed responsibility for establishing the first media empire, the first public library, the first fire brigade, the University of Pennsylvania, the first book club and the first franchise--all of which are detailed within these pages with Franklin’s characteristic mix of humility and pride.
My mother, who is a direct descendant of Ben Franklin, wished to give copies of the Autobiography to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren as an eternal memory of her life and her side of the family.
Franklin wrote his memoirs specifically "to benefit young readers," and during the 19th century it was highly successful.
www.amazon.com /Ben-Franklin-Benjamin/dp/1932531688   (1929 words)

  
 CyberHunt: Extreme Planet Earth
Ben Franklin was born in Boston in 1706 to a large, religious family.
Ben began publishing his own newspaper, The ___________________, _______________ at age 22, and then wrote a best-selling annual book of weather reports, recipes, and advice called ________________________ _________________.
Ben earned so much from printing that he wanted to invest in his community.
teacher.scholastic.com /products/instructor/benfranklin.htm   (374 words)

  
 Publishers Marketing Association - Benjamin Franklin Awards
Named in honor of America's most cherished publisher/printer, the Benjamin Franklin Awards™ recognizes excellence in independent publishing.
All entrants receive critique sheets with advice on how to improve their publications, as well as words of appreciation for the good work produced.
The Benjamin Franklin 2007 Awards™ presentation ceremony will be held during the 2007 Publishing University, in New York, NY.
www.pma-online.org /benfrank.cfm   (115 words)

  
 Ben Franklin--U.S. History/Literature lesson plan (grades 6-8)--DiscoverySchool.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ben Franklin is known, among other things, for his wit and wisdom.
Invite students to read sections of Franklin’s Autobiography that paint a picture of Franklin as a young man—that is, when he was in his teens.
Understands United States relationships with European countries and their contributions to the outcome of the Revolution (e.g., Ben Franklin's negotiations with the French, consequences of the Treaty of Paris, relations with Holland and Spain).
school.discovery.com /lessonplans/programs/realbenfranklin   (1170 words)

  
 Ben Franklin: Keeper of his own “Permanent Record” | 43 Folders
Ben Franklin: Keeper of his own “Permanent Record”
This kind of bold and squirrely plan—reportedly followed “pretty faithfully” until late in his life—illustrates nicely why Franklin is regarded as the spiritual father of life hacks, but it’s his novel record-keeping that exposes him as a true geek.
My favorite part of that section of Franklin’s Autobiography is that he ends up deciding that obtaining the APPEARANCE of virtue is easier than actually obtaining virtue, and in the end, just as good.
www.43folders.com /2005/09/01/ben-franklin-keeper-of-his-own-permanent-record   (787 words)

  
 Ben Franklin Technology Partners Northeast - Home - IGNITING INNOVATION,
POWERING COMMERCIALIZATION
The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeast Pennsylvania is part of a state-funded economic development initiative created in 1983.
Ben Franklin to Invest $525,000 in Support of Regional Economic Development
Ben Franklin to Invest $820,560 in Support of Regional Economic Development
www.nep.benfranklin.org   (121 words)

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