Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) was one of America’s most interesting historical figures. Like Leonardo da Vinci, Franklin pursued many subjects including writing, politics, invention, music, and more. Here are some resources written by and about Franklin.
- Meet Benjamin Franklin, by Stephen Kaufman
- Quotes from Franklin
- Copywork: How Benjamin Franklin taught himself to write well
- Franklin’s 13 Virtues–His Quest for Moral Perfection
- Whistles: A Letter from Benjamin Franklin
- Benjamin Franklin Biography, adapted from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica
- Letters written to Franklin by Crèvecoeur and others
- Watch William Zeitler play the glass armonica, an instrument invented by Franklin
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