With all the hype about Alexander Hamilton recently, we must remember all USA founders.
One such individual was Ben Franklin. His visage graces the 100 dollar bill and he was known all over the world, so go figure.
Born in Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin helped to draft the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, he also negotiated the 1783 Treaty of Paris, which ended the Revolutionary War. He was the first postmaster general and so much more.
His scientific pursuits included investigations into electricity, mathematics, and mapmaking. A printer and writer revered for his wit and wisdom, Franklin published Poor Richard’s Almanack, invented bifocal glasses and organized the first successful American lending library.
Franklin was a journalist who enjoyed a list of virtues. He also loved lighthouses. I produced a video with cinematographer Jimmy Breen. http://vimeo.com/115455748