Benjamin Franklin: Revolutionary Inventor

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Sterling Publishing Company, 2007 - 124 من الصفحات
What do libraries, streetlights, and fire stations have in common? What about bifocal lenses and the odometer? Sayings like "haste makes waste?” Benjamin Franklin was a man of many talents: a scientist who experimented with electricity; a diplomat who served as envoy to France and negotiated peace with Engl∧ a mapmaker, printer, and writer famous for his Poor Richard’s Almanack. He signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and established America’s first hospital. The list of his accomplishments is astonishing and wide ranging. When he lived, his work touched the lives of every person in the new United States of America; some three hundred years later, he continues to fascinate, amaze, and inspire today’s young readers.
 

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A Man of Many Legacies
1
The Roots of Greatness
2
Ben Learns His Trade
10
A Bigger Future Beckons
18
Building Bridges in London
28
Philadelphia a Perfect Fit
34
For the Good of All Mankind
40
Healthy Wealthy and Wise
54
An American in London
77
Taxation Without Representation
87
Declaring Independence
97
Life in France
104
The Printers Story Ends
111
GLOSSARY
120
BIBLIOGRAPHY 121
IMAGE CREDITS 122

Sparks of Invention
62
Trouble with the French and Indians
70

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