intelligence, passion, strength, devotion, charisma, tenacity,
perseverance, generosity, forgiveness
Franklin possessed all of
these qualities and that is why he is considered to be one of the
greatest American minds and a proud pillar of our national
heritage. However, our affinity for Franklin extends deeper. He
seems to embody and personify the American dream. Born the son of a
candlemaker, few people would have surmised that Franklin would
master so many disciplines. His story proves that with
determination and dedication, success is within anyone's grasp. A
leading American statesman, inventor, philanthropist, publisher,
revolutionary, and thinker, Benjamin Franklin was truly
the Enlightened American.
Biography -Venture into the life of Benjamin
Franklin. Celebrate his accomplishments, and discover his
fascinating experiences of epic proportions. Filled with heroism,
tragedy, and ultimately triumph, Franklin's tale continues to
inspire us all. The story of a man who savored life to the last
drop, Franklin's biography, more than legendary, has the potential
to change our perceptions and way of thinking. After reading this,
you may never be the same again.
Complete Works -Benjamin Franklin's wit invariably found
its way into his prolific writing. In this section, we present
complete works authored by Benjamin Franklin so one may discover
his ideas and motives first-hand.
Inventions -Ingenuity, Creativity, and Curiosity:
These traits define the world's greatest innovators. Franklin, one
of history's most prolific inventors, possessed all three qualities
in great abundance. An experimentalist, theoretician, philosopher,
and scientist, he developed many fundamental ideas we take for
granted today. Take a glimpse at the creative mind of Benjamin
Quotations -Individuals are judged not only by their actions, but by
their words as well. Franklin's discussions offer us an intriguing
insight into the enlightened American's personality. Visit the
Quotations page to discover life in his own words. If you examine
it, you will be astonished to discover how many household sayings
are originally attributed to Benjamin
Wit & Humor - Benjamin's life is replete with
interesting and often humorous anecdotes. A man of sharp wit, his
personal experiences still have the potential to make us smile and
maybe even laugh.
Interesting Facts -
Learn the nuances of Benjamin
Franklin's life. In this section, you will have the opportunity to
discover interesting tidbits of information relating to Franklin
and the historic time period.
Genealogy - Trace Benjamin Franklin's roots! Are you
related to the Enlightened American???
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