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Dear Reader,

Happy birthday, Ben Franklin! In his honor, I added a few Franklin quotes to Light a Fire. I find his wisdom is timeless.


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Declaration of Independence Printable
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Ben Franklin
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Ben Franklin

“If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.” Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts, and he has not been forgotten. He was a prolific writer as well as a printer, scientist, inventor, statesman, philosopher, musician, and economist.

Benjamin Franklin House
http://www.benjaminfranklinhouse.org/site/sections/default.htm

It is not well known that Franklin spent twenty years in London, residing at 36 Craven Street. He came to England to represent the colony of America, and while there undertook many scientific experiments in his home laboratory. This house is now the only surviving Franklin home in the world. The Friends of Benjamin Franklin House are currently undertaking its renovation and the establishment of a Centre dedicated to Franklin and his ideals. Their site includes a biography and tales of Franklin's three extended English visits.

Franklin Institute: Benjamin Franklin FAQ
https://www.fi.edu/benjamin-franklin/benjamin-franklin-faq

There is so much excellent material in this Franklin Institute site, I could devote an entire column to it. Explore the multi-faceted Franklin by learning about his many avocations: music, science, economics, inventing, politics and diplomacy. Did you know that Franklin played the violin, harp, and guitar? His interest in music lead him to build his own glass armonica, an instrument played by touching the edge of a spinning glass with a wet finger.

History: Benjamin Franklin
http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/benjamin-franklin

"During the American Revolution, he [Franklin] served in the Second Continental Congress and helped draft the Declaration of Independence in 1776. He also negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War (1775-83). In 1787, in his final significant act of public service, he was a delegate to the convention that produced the U.S. Constitution." History.com offers 4 short videos, a Franklin biography, and links to related pages.

Library of Congress: Benjamin Franklin ... In His Own Words
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/franklin/

For high school students (and all curious grownups), the Library of Congress presents a virtual exhibit of primary sources that "indicates the depth and breadth of Benjamin Franklin's public, professional, and scientific accomplishments through important documents, letters, books, broadsides, and cartoons. Marking the tercentenary of Franklin's birth, this exhibition, concentrates on his achievements as a printer and writer, an inventor and scientist, and, particularly, as a politician and statesman."

PBS: Benjamin Franklin
http://www.pbs.org/benfranklin

Although the small viewport dates this web companion to the PBS TV special, the content is superb. Explore the timeline, Ben A to Z, and the special sections in the horizontal menu at the top (Citizen Ben, Wit and Wisdom, Inquiring Mind, and World of Influence.) "Born into the family of a Boston candle maker, Benjamin Franklin became the most famous American of his time. He helped found a new nation and defined the American character. Writer, inventor, diplomat, businessman, musician, scientist, humorist, civic leader, international celebrity . . . genius."

Honorable Mentions

America's Story: Benjamin Franklin
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/franklinb/aa_franklinb_subj.html

Benjamin Franklin Biography
http://www.biography.com/people/benjamin-franklin-9301234

Benjamin Franklin His Autobiography 1706-1757
http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/biographies/benjamin-franklin/introductory-note.php

Ben Franklin Animated Book
http://mrnussbaum.com/franklin/

Related Games

Benjamin Franklin Quiz
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Ben Franklin Quotes Quiz
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Related Videos

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Benjamin Franklin Cartoon for Children
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Ben Franklin for Kids
https://www.surfnetkids.com/video/4531/ben-franklin-kids/

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Quote of the Week

"I served with General Washington in the legislature of Virginia before the revolution, and, during it, with Dr. Franklin in Congress. I never heard either of them speak ten minutes at a time, nor to any but the main point which was to decide the question. They laid their shoulders to the great points, knowing that the little ones would follow of themselves.

If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send 150. lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, & talk by the hour? That 150 lawyers should do business together ought not to be expected." ~~ Thomas Jefferson ~~ (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) American third U.S. President. Learn which job both Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin had when you read the Thomas Jefferson biography at Lightafire.com.

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