Historical Period: The 18th Century
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was a Founding Father of the American republic, an author, inventor, and diplomat whose life and ideas came to be identified with the new American nation. He wrote the best selling Poor Richard’s Almanac (1733), a posthumously published Autobiography, and many articles advocating American independence from Great Britain. From 1776-1785 he was the American ambassador to France, and from 1785-1788 he was governor of Pennsylvania.
Quotes from Benjamin Franklin:
- Benjamin Franklin on cooking a turkey with electricity
- Benjamin Franklin on making the transition from slavery
- Benjamin Franklin on the trade off between liberty and safety
- Benjamin Franklin on the “superstructure” of Good Government
Titles from Benjamin Franklin: