Benjamin Franklin by Don Fisher
Born Jan. 17, 1706 in Boston Very big family 17 children Father was a soap maker. At age 12 Ben started work as a printer for his brother.
Ran away to Philadelphia Age 17 Married Deborah in 1730
Wrote & Printed Poor Richard’s Almanac Weather Predictions Poems Recipes Sayings
Quotes from Poor Richard • Eat to live, and not live to eat. • Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. • People who are wrapped up in themselves make small packages. • There was never a good war or a bad peace. • A penny saved is a penny earned.
Scientist Discovered that lightning is a form of electricity
Inventor Lightning Rod
Inventor Franklin Stove (for heat) Bifocals Swim Fins
Inventor The Glass (H)armonica
Civic Leader Started the first Hospital Started the first Free Library
Civic Leader First Postmaster General of the U.S.A. Started a Volunteer Fire Department
Government Leader Helped Jefferson write the Declaration of Independence
Government Leader Diplomat To England and France Oldest Member of the Constitutional Convention
Died April 17, 1790 Buried with his wife Deborah From: http://uscitizenshipteachers.org/page3.php