Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was a famous statesman in the newly formed United States Of America, as well as scientist, author and inventor of the franklin stove. He paved the way for the newly formed USA to grow.

Benjamin Franklin was a veracious reader for his entire life, and enjoyed reading many fascinating books. At the young age of 17, he read a book on how to be good. After this, Benjamin Franklin was devoted to growing his mind and focusing hard on the most important qualities in life. He wrote a list of all of the traits he wanted to improve and kept a pocketbook to keep track of how he was doing. Each week he focused on one trait to improve or practice more. Later in life, these same traits helped him become a well liked and respected statesman and politician all across the colonies.

Benjamin Franklin was curios man, and was devoted to tinkering and creating new inventions. He loved electricity and wanted to learn and research about it by doing dangerous experiments. These experiments made Ben Franklin very famous, and are still very well known today. The most famous of these experiments was where he flew kite with the end tied to key on a stormy night. A small bolt of lightning hit the kite, and the energy was directed by into hit body. He didn’t die, and the experiment showed him how energy flowed. Benjamin Franklin later invented the lightning rod, which saved many homes from being destroyed.

Benjamin Franklin was a devoted community leader and statesman all across the colonies. He was a kind man, and used his money well. He started a school (which later became the University Of Pennsylvania), a fire station, a library, a hospital and a police department. After retiring at the age of 42, he started getting involved in politics and helped the newly formed United States Of America thrive and grow.

In conclusion, Benjamin Franklin was an amazing man, whose life should be appreciated and followed. He was inspired to grow, curios and tinkering obsessed, and became a respected politician later in his career.

References:

Ben and Me by Robert Lawson

Oak Meadow Textbook Page 198

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