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Collins FDC Catalog


V5505 / Scott 5079B

Classics Forever

Benjamin Franklin

“The First American”

Cover Announcement 

Benjamin Franklin was an important figure in the American colonies in the years leading up to and during the War for

lndependence. He was, by trade, a printer, but he was also a leading author, a prominent politician, a scientist, the first

postmaster of the United States, a skilled inventor, a civic activist, a statesman, and a diplomat.

He is known for his work with electricity, his inventions of the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, and many

others. He helped to found the Universify of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Fire Department.

Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early, and tireless campaigning for colonial unity, and helped

define the American ethic as a combination of the values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit,  self-govemment, and opposition to religious and political authoritarianism. And in that critical time of the surge for independence, he was the voice of reasoned and ardent patriotism.

Benjamin Franklin - "The First American'' is now ready. Collins #V5505 at $15.00.

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