Benjamin franklin was a statesman and diplomat for the newly formed united states, as well as a prolific author and inventor franklin helped draft, and then signed, the declaration of independence in 1776, and he was a delegate to the constitutional convention in 1787. Benjamin franklin invented the lightning rod, the iron furnace stove, bifocal glasses, and odometer, just to name a few of his accomplishments the inventions and scientific achievements of benjamin franklin. Benjamin franklin benjamin franklin was born in boston on january 17, 1706 he would be the tenth out of seventeen children that his father, josiah franklin, would have his father had plans for benjamin to join the clergy when he came of age and was sent to grammar school to prepare. Benjamin franklin was a founding father of us who had a significant and profound influence in the early development of his nation he was a prodigious inventor and his numerous inventions include the lightning rod, bifocals, long arm and the franklin stove.
Born in boston in 1706, benjamin franklin (figure 1) was the youngest son of 17 children he came to philadelphia in 1723, after leaving an apprenticeship with his brother, a printer he came to philadelphia in 1723, after leaving an apprenticeship with his brother, a printer. The franklin inn club was founded in 1902 at 1218 chancellor street when nine philadelphia cultural leaders met at the university club to create a permanent city setting for the pleasures of dining and conversationthe inn moved to its present location in 1907,. If benjamin franklin walked up high street in philadelphia in october 1723, he would have noted a city busy with a population of about 10,000 people. Benjamin franklin was the oldest delegate at 81 years old the youngest was jonathan dayton, representative from new jersey, he was 26 franklin had written a speech that he planned giving on the last day of the convention, monday september 17, 1787, before the signing of the constitution.
Benjamin franklin on july 13, 2005, aps presented the first historic physics site plaque to the franklin institute in philadelphia, in recognition of the scientific achievements of benjamin franklin this was the first plaque to be presented as part of the ongoing aps historic sites initiative. Franklin's contributions to the american revolution and the building of a new nation were but a garnish on an already distinguished career as a writer, publisher, scientist and inventor. Teach a lesson on benjamin franklin’s civic actions in philadelphia and write the following on the blackboard: community, colonial philadelphia, junto, library, hospital, fire company, university, paved streets, and street lights.
Benjamin franklin: atomic theory misconceptions franklin thought negatives were losing something we know that they are gaining electrons his original names are unintentionally misleading. Benjamin franklin returned to america in 1785 and two years later attended the constitutional convention advanced age limited his role, but franklin threw his considerable prestige behind ratification despite serious reservations about portions of the final document. Benjamin franklin drafted and signed the declaration of independence that's what his most famous contribution was. Franklin -- the scientist the following will be a discussion of franklin's major accomplishments and contributions to science and the physical well being of his contemporaries.
Watch video benjamin franklin was born on january 17, 1706, in colonial boston his father, josiah franklin (1657-1745), a native of england, was a candle and. Franklin was one of the leading intellectual leaders of the revolution, particularly in its early stages he was a major influence through his writings and his political activities in uniting the separate colonies so that they were all represente. Benjamin franklin died on 17 th april 1790, leaving a legacy of inventions to be used and refined upon by others a few of his inventions, other than those mentioned above, include bifocals, street lights, franklin stove, glass armonica, and the carriage odometer.
Benjamin franklin's most significant contribution to science was the discovery, by means of his famous kite flying experiment, that lightning is a form of electricity share to: answered. In addition to being one of the founding fathers of the united states, benjamin franklin (1706-1790) made a significant impact as an author, inventor, scientist, publisher and politician his work included contributions in the field of music franklin had an appreciation for music since his early. Renaissance man, benjamin franklin was an acclaimed inventor, author, political theorist, soldier, diplomat, scientist, and founding father to the united states of america franklin’s contributions to american society are seemingly endless however, the role. Social contributions and studies by benjamin franklin benjamin franklin made many social contributions both through his studies and by founding various institutions contents population studies edit in the 1730s and 1740s he began taking notes on population growth, finding that the.