Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin's Character Traits

Explore Franklin's sociability, his ambition, his sense of wonder, and more.

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Benjamin Franklin and Science

Franklin read, experimented and and debated the big scientific questions of the day.

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Benjamin Franklin and Religious Freedom

Get an overview of Franklin's position on religious toleration.

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Benjamin Franklin's Resumé

Just imagine what Franklin's resume would have looked like!

Last updated: March 2, 2017

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