Whats the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? by Jean FritzA fun historic tale by Newbery Honor-winning author, Jean Fritz!
No matter how busy he was, Ben Franklin always found time to try out new ideas: a remote-control lock (so he could lock his door without getting out of bed), a rocking chair with a fan over it (to keep flies away), and a windmill (to turn his roast meat on its spit). Aside from being a mad of ideas, he was an ambassador to England, a printer, an almanac maker, a politician, and even a vegetarian (for a time, anyway).
This biography is distinguished by its humanizing detail [and] amusing tone. - School Library Journal
10 Weird Facts about Ben Franklin
Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. Read on to discover 42 facts about one of the greatest men to ever come out of The United States of America. In addition to being one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin boasted a mile-long resume of interests and achievements. He was a writer, printer, politician, postmaster, inventor, scientist, diplomat, activist, mathematician, statesman, composer and a real funny guy. Franklin grew up in an extended family composed of 17 children. Andrews and Oxford.
Who Was Benjamin Franklin?
Benjamin Franklin was a Founding Father and a polymath, inventor, scientist, printer, politician, freemason and diplomat. Franklin helped to draft the Declaration of Independence and the U. His scientific pursuits included investigations into electricity, mathematics and mapmaking. Franklin was born on January 17, , in Boston, in what was then known as the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Franklin was his 15th child and youngest son. James grew angry, however, when he learned that his apprentice had penned the letters. He escaped to New York before settling in Philadelphia and began working with another printer.
Benjamin Franklin is one of the key figureheads of American history. A brilliant inventor, publisher, politician, and ambassador, the founding father wore many different hats in his lifetime. But did you know he was the first to suggest an idea similar to Daylight Saving Time? And that he invented a musical instrument that Beethoven and Mozart loved so much they wrote music for it? Keep scrolling to learn more facts about American history's "Renaissance man. In , when Franklin was 78 years old and serving as an ambassador to France, he was unpleasantly awoken from the summer sun at 6 a. Unfortunately, Franklin lived at time when time was not standardized, so there was no way of implementing his plan.