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Old June 13th, 2006, 01:24 PM   #1

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Benjamin Franklin's most important contribution.


Without a doubt, Benjamin Franklin was one of the most influential men of his time. What do you feel was his most important contribution to American history?
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Old June 13th, 2006, 01:29 PM   #2
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Probably his kite flying. I think if he hadn't done that, we wouldnt' have electricity becuase Edison probably wouldn't have 'meddled' with eletrcitiy.
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Old June 14th, 2006, 12:43 AM   #3
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He was also a very respected freemason and I love reading about him...anyone know of any good bio books and other books on him? id love to learn more about him
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I think Lincoln was pretty influencial. Ending Slavery and whatnot.
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Old June 14th, 2006, 01:26 PM   #5

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I think Lincoln was pretty influencial. Ending Slavery and whatnot.
What does that have to do with Benjamin Franklin?

Franklin also invented bifocals, stove, and the odometer. Franklin didn't discover electricity, but he did invent the lightning rod. I think he work with electricity is what he is most known for.

Didn't Franklin also have something to do with the founding of this country?
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Old October 5th, 2007, 05:17 AM   #6
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Re: Benjamin Franklin's most important contribution.


Have you ever seen how dogs cower during thunderstorms. Before lightning rod people did too.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 03:38 PM   #7

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Re: Benjamin Franklin's most important contribution.


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Old October 15th, 2007, 03:44 PM   #8

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Re: Benjamin Franklin's most important contribution.


Benjamin Franklin's most important contribution?

How many hundreds of millions of people wear bi-focals?
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Old October 15th, 2007, 03:50 PM   #9
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He invented the $100 bill. Without that, the $50 would be our biggest bill.
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Old October 16th, 2007, 06:00 PM   #10

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Re: Benjamin Franklin's most important contribution.


I would have to say the Albany Plan of Union, which laid the groundwork for the Articles of Confederation (and, in turn, the US Constitution).
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