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Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) | National Portrait Gallery

Benjamin Franklin, 1706–1790 | Born Boston, Massachusetts | Joseph Siffred Duplessis (1725–1802) | Oil on canvas, c. 1785 | Gift of the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Benjamin Franklin was the most famous American in the world in his day. He was renowned for his scientific accomplishments as much as for his political and diplomatic triumphs. Known as a “natural

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What All History Lovers Should Know About Benjamin Franklin - History Collection

While Benjamin Franklin might be best known for flying a kite in a thunderstorm, he never actually flew a kite. Founding Father and scientist Benjamin Franklin was actually afraid of thunderstorms, so he took shelter in a little shed in his yard as his son, William Franklin, flew a kite.…

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7 Famous Writers Who Reinvented American Literature

America's greatest invention isn't the Internet or the cupcake or the cowboy hat. America's greatest invention is itself. In 1776, the United States of America was declared into existence by delegates from thirteen different colonies. The new country had neither a state nor a nation.

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