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					          Benjamin
          Franklin
• Born in Boston, 1786
• Died in 1847
• Was a scientist, printer
    and inventor
•   Had 16 brothers
•   Began working in print
    shop
•   Married Deborah Read
•   Had 3 children: William,
    Sarah and Francis
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Why did he decide to explore?
 Wanted to show the
  world that lightning
  came from electricity,
  not from a force that
  came from God!
 Saw a boy’s hair coming
  up when he put
  something in his head
  and that was what
  inspired him to explore
  more
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What did he choose to explore?
 Science, lightning,
  electricity
 Thunderstorms because
  he believed lightning,
  which occurs during
  storms, was electricity




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Resources your explorer needed
 A kite
 A metal key
 Books to study
 Be a thinker, risk taker,
  etc.




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How did it impact society?
 In those days it made a
  huge impact because
  people thought that
  lighting was a force that
  came from God
 Benjamin Franklin
  became one of the most
  important and great
  Americans


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Additional information
 Was representative of
  London
 His father hoped that he
  would be a minister
 When he was young, he
  invented many things
 Began working in his
  father’s shop
 His brother wrote one of
  the first newspaper

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Additional information
 Many things are called
  like him: streets, hotels,
  towns ,trees ,etc.
 He invented the first
  police and fire
  departments
 He invented many
  usefull things
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Additional information
 Flew kite in
  thunderstorm. When
  lightning struck the kite,
  sparks flew from a key
  attached to the string
 Proved lightning was
  electricity




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Bibliography
 www.worldbook.com
 www.bensguide.com
 www.ushistory.org
 www.gardenofprise.com
 Benjamin Franklin
 Whats the big idea Ben
 Franklin



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