People from Colonial Boston, Massachusetts: Benjamin Franklin, Cotton Mather, John Winthrop, John Singleton Copley, John Endecott Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781155574431

Published: September 1st 2011

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 95. Chapters: Benjamin Franklin, Cotton Mather, John Winthrop, John Singleton Copley, John Endecott, Joseph Dudley,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Pages: 95. Chapters: Benjamin Franklin, Cotton Mather, John Winthrop, John Singleton Copley, John Endecott, Joseph Dudley, William Phelps, John Leavitt, Humphrey Atherton, John Leverett, Richard Dummer, John Mein, Benjamin Hallowell Carew, Ann Smith Franklin, James Franklin, George Robert Twelves Hewes, Mary Dyer, Thomas Leavitt, Shem Drowne, John Cotton, Thomas Hutchinson, Margaret Jones, Samuel Sewall, Peter Faneuil, Ann Hibbins, Robert Keayne, William Dummer, Thomas Brattle, Jonathan Sewall, John Wise, Edward Shippen, III, Richard Clarke, Samuel Waldo, William Molineux, Elisha Cooke, Sr., William Gwinn, Thomas Savage, Andrew Oliver, Peter Oliver, John Coney, Thomas Young, Benjamin Wadsworth, Stephen Sewall, Peter Sergeant, Thomas Oliver, Thomas Hancock, Matthew Adams, Bartholomew Green, Elisha Cooke, Jr., William Prescott, Jr., William Palfrey, Samuel Wilde.

Excerpt: Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 - April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass armonica. He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania.

Franklin earned the title of The First American for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity- as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies, then as the first United States Ambassador to France, he exemplified the emerging American nation.

Franklin was foundational in defining the American ethos...



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