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This category is for questions about the multi-talented Benjamin Franklin, who managed to be a scientist, politician, and just about everything in-between.
According to the book "Streetwise Chicago:A History of Chicago Street Names" by Don Hayner and Tom McNamee (published in 1988), Paulina Street was named by real estate developer Reuben Taylor in honor of his wife Paulina Taylor.  The pronunciation of the "i" in Paulina Street is long, as in th…
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%REPLIES% Answer That is in a sense a tough question - But really the question is - Is this a sudden electrical shortage - If so that would mean chaos. That would imply a shortage in fuels used to produce electricity or total breakdown of the elctrical networks. A more likely scenario is…
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Benjamin Franklin was against slavery, and it was one of the last things he fought for in his life as a senator of Pennsylvania. He was the President of Pennsylvania's Antislavery Society. However, most of the Founding Generation were against slavery (including John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, and, a…
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What strongly influenced his actions is his love for books. He read everything within his reach.He also developed a love for writing which lead him to question religion. He akso gained great confidence to pursue anything when people greatly commended his composititions in the newspaper.fatness and c…
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He went to Boston Latin School before he, for financial reasons, transferred to Mr. George Brownell's School for Writing and Arithmetic. His father pulled him out to work in the family business making candles because the large Franklin family needed the money. He educated himself during his spare ti…
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%FOLLOWUPS% If you mean prez, then no. All wanted Washington to be out first fearless leader(except for Washington himself).
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No. They were all very religious men, although in different ways. Some of them came from states with established religions and thought that was a proper way for a state to be run, but would have wanted the federal government out of the matter. They all saw religion as the source of righteousness and…
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In My opinion Abigale Adams had the the most input and had a pretty big role in the making of the Constitution because of how popular she became in history books and articles.
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Answer Benjamin Franklin was one of many delegates whose job was to think of ideas that should be implemented into the Constitution. He had many ideas like a single chambered legislature and an executive board rather than a president, but both ideas were never used. He was great at dissolving d…
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Franklin was raised Calvinist, but briefly visited and contributed to a Presbytarian Church (a friend of his was the minister, and he endorsed the "civilizing" impact of religion). In his early 20s, Franklin briefly adopted a stark version of Deism, in no part due to his reading of popular magazines…
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No. Everyone who signed the Declaration is a founding father, but not all founding fathers were members of the continental congress at that time. Take George Washington for instance. Quite obviously he is a founding father but by the time independence was declared he had already been appointed to co…
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Because he believed what it said and thought America should be independent. Michael MontagneBenjamin Franklin signed the Declaration of Independence because he belived what it said and thought America should be independent.Benjamin wanted the best for our country!
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Excellent idea and extremely well implemented. The separation of church and state was a novel idea at the time (The King of England was also the head of the Anglican Church). The United States, which has admittedly seen widespread racial discrimination, has seen much less religious persecution (thou…
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Washington was older than Adams, Jefferson, Madison and Monroe, the others who can be considered founding fathers, but Adams was older when he took office than Washington had been.
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His most important contribution was the Great Compromise. One of the major sticking points was the question of whether congressional representation would be based on population or would be equal for all states. There seemed no way to resolve the question. The more populous states wanted proportional…
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There is no such thing as 'unbreakable' glass, however, bulletproof glass is actually just normal glass, but, it has a thin plastic sheet, because, glass on its own is strong enough to stop glass, it'll just shatter, The plastic sheet stops it from shattering.
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There are two ways of looking at the question, "What would happen if there was no electricity". First.... What if electricity didn't exist? Well, the universe literally would not exist as we know it, because electricity is streams of electrons, and without electrons, compounds (and thus most matte…
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It took just under 4 months. The Constitutional Convention convened on May 25, 1787 and adopted the propopsed Constitution as the version to be sent to the states for ratification on September 17, 1787.
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That certain objects such as rods of amber could be rubbed with animal fur and attract light objects was known to ancient cultures around the Mediterranean. Thales of Miletos made a series of observations on static electricity around 600 BC By the 1600's, many electricity-related discoveries had bee…
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Ben Franklin, although born in Massachusetts, lived in Pennsylvania for most of his life and as such represented Pennsylvania at the Constitutional Convention.
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Answer 1964 is the most common year for silver half dollars. Even in uncirculated condition (unless it is an absolutely flawless gem), its value is based only on the silver it contains -- about $5 to $6 as of 06/2009
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Franklin was a member of the learned societies of many nations. Among these were the Royal Society, which awarded him its prestigious Copley medal for his work in electricity (1753); and the American Philosophical Society, of which he was a founder. He received several honorary degrees, including a …
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- As a child, he was yanked from school by his father to work for his temperamental brother because the family needed money. - Many Continental Congress meetings were heated and full of problems. - The colonies had no real money. - Well, he was basically discredited, mocked, stripped of his posit…
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After a couple of researches I have not found a direct comparative biography. But I have found the history of the Constitution of the United States where all three characters were involved and participated.
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Answer In the case of most offshore yachts, yes, they can be "reefed" (furled and tied down) to reduce the amount of surface area exposed to the wind. However this does depend on the type of furling gear used, some (mostly jibs) can only be used fully unfurled (In general a solid forestay is req…
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Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers and a genius. He helped create the American system of government. However, he never served as president. However, in 1785 he was elected as President of Pennsylvania Executive Council which, in those days was a position similar to a governor. Another…
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My way of clearing my complexion as a teen was: I stopped using all of the so-called acne treatments. I started washing my face 2 times a day, exclusively with Ivory soap and a wash cloth. well, for me i use the fresh aloe
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Since we cannot actually think for the Founding Fathers, we can probably interpret what they would think through the majority of events. Considering the socioeconomical and political devastation in America, I'm pretty sure the Founding Fathers would dislike the current situation. America was founded…
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yes because Pennsylvania is such a large state
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The Founding Fathers lived under British rule, which did not allow for freedom, liberty or representation. This was the motivating factor for signing the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson was largely responsible for writing the Declaration of Independence.
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Answer Ben Franklin claimed in his autobiography to never go out shooting, as it would appear that he had leisure time and was not industrious. Answer Nothing
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In order of importance: George Washington,Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams.
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Colonial Capitalism When the American colonies were still part of the British empire, and later when they declared their independence,the capitalistic system, as we know it today, did not exist. Modern capitalism developed after the Civil War, but while we were still colonies, the ideas of capitalis…
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for people to be great inventors
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Depends on the model and your definition of good condition. In general Mint condition value is as high as 1,200 (except for rarer variations) this drops to nearly 1/2 that once it drops down to 90% and generally there after becomes a shooter...
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Answer Benjamin Franklin owned at least two slaves, George and King, before becoming an avid abolitionist in the years following the Revolutionary War. I would add Peter and Jemima who are mentioned in his will to be freed but had already died before Franklin. There was also Othello who died at…
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Ben Franklin's Presidential Pay Between the time of the Virginia and New Jersey Plans, Benjamin Franklin prepared a speech, which his colleague James Wilson delivered, in support of a motion providing that the nation would pay for the presidents' expenses but that they "shall receive no salary, s…
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Answer Yes, George Washington was the first to sign the U.S Constitution!
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Yes He Signed The US Constitution. NO. Nor did BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, who was in France, as ambassador. To my knowledge, no one named BenjaMAN anything was involved in the revolutionary or constitutional process.no
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Ben Franklin was philisophically closer to the Republican party, even though the American party system was not fully evolved by the time his political activism had peaked... atleast those were one of his belives....
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Benjamin Franklin did many things, including; -inventing numerous things (most famously bifocals, the lightning rod, and the Franklin stove) -serving as the colonies' ambassador to France and man to get an alliance between the two -writing Poor Richard's Almanac and his autobiography -creating o…
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The death of Deborah Franklin Deborah Franklin died in Philadelphia on December 19,1774. Ben was in London . He offered advise on how to confort her but he did not return home!!!Dec. 19,1774 she died of stroke.She died at the age of 66.
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Some Mexican nationals with their inventions include: Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena: GNOME (GNU Network Model Environment) GUI for Unix/Linux Operating Systems.Armando M. Fernández: the mousepad. Guillermo Gonzales Camarena: Color television.Luis Miramontes: co-inventor of Contraceptive pill.Vi…
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I don't have an answer for this one, but I have a source you can check: Streetwise Chicago: A History of Chicago Street Names by Don Hayner. I believe it is out of print, but it should be available in libraries.Wells Street was most likely named in honor of Captain William Wells, the hero of the For…
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Benjamin Franklin may have been the first to report this effect, which recognizes an aspect of human behavior connected to generosity or charity. A line in his Autobiography states: "He that has once done you a Kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged."
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the inflences made a toll on this country it has made us one showing us that we can survie without the British and that we can live as one for as long as this country stands. that everyone is equal no matter the color of there skin. everyone has rights that will be shared thru out this country for e…
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1950 is not considered to be a rare date for half dollars. In very worn condition they're generally worth only their silver melt value, about $6 as of 09/2010. For higher grades, Numismedia lists the following retail values regardless of mint mark: Moderately worn - $7.00 Slightly worn - $7.40 Ph…
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The Constitiutional Convention formed just three years before Franklin died. He was very weak and suffering from gall stones, so he had James Wilson deliver his speech. Earlier, when the Articles of Confederation were formed, Franklin outlined his idea for our American system of government.
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Ben Cropp is 75 years old (birthdate: January 7, 1936).
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The US Constitution George Washington , as President of the Constitutional Convention, signed on September 17, 1787. As he was commanding the Continental Army, he did NOT sign the US Declaration Of Independence.
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Someone was hungry for some burnt toast and tried heating it up but burnt it and made toaster :)
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The Declaration of Independence was signed to make the U.S.A. independent from Britain.They signed the Declaration of Independence knowing fully that the penalty would be death if they were captured.
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he had many contributions like the fire department and the firstmnewspaper 0r press companys try searching online.=) hope this helped =/
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almost anything (lightbulb, computer, etc.)
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Benjamin Franklin did not invent electricity. He did some experiments with it however. One experiment (that may be only a legend) is that he flew a kite in a thunderstorm, and that this confirmed the nature of lightning as an electric phenomenon.
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This is some what true but not what the answer to the question was-Franklin D. Roosevelt Became President by Fard work getting a good education by going to hardverd being a good persone & getting electoreal votes from the people. He became the president in 1933. He was born in Hyde Park,New Y…
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What Benjamin Franklin Wanted He wanted the colonies to be independent and free from the British. This was why he was so involved into doing as many things as he could to make that possible.
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Yes, Benjamin Franklin did sign the Declaration Of Independence. In fact, he even helped write the declaration.
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Electricity comes from the Greek root word electra, which means "amber." This comes from an observation made by a Greek philosopher, Thales . As he was polishing a piece of amber with a silk cloth, he noticed that it attracted more dust and hair afterward. Hence the name electricity.
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Benjamin Franklin's education was very basic through his early years. He went to grammar school. Soon after, at the age of 10, he became a printers apprentice. Later in his life he went to Oxford to study law.
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He died on April 17, 1790 Benjamin Franklin was 84 years old.
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Benjamin Franklin was born on 17 January 1706. He died on 17 April 1790. He was 84 years old.
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he felt that colonial unity was important in winning the French and Indian war.
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he thinks that its dume
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Benjamin Franklin's wife Deborah Read Franklin
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Yes. He had 2 sons named William and Francis and a daughter named Sarah.
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Benjamin Franklin signed the Decloration of Independence.
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Answer Benjamin Franklin married Deborah Read Rogers in 1730. She died in 1774.
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Ben Franklin died on April 17, 1790.It was very sad believe me for a great inventor to die.
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The ancient Greeks discovered electricity in 600 BC
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Answer No one would know that for sure, but Edgar Allen Poe did. He did some of his best work while on Cocaine. Answer No.
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im not actually sure
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Ben Franklin had 12 siblings, not including him. His five older brothers: Samuel, Josiah Jr., John, Peter, and James. His two younger sisters, Lydia and Jane. And his five older sisters: Elizabeth, Hannah, Anne, Mary, and Sarah.  Ben Franklin had 12 brothers and sisters. He also had 3 brother …
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Benjamin Franklin went to school for only two years, ending at age 10. Nevertheless, through reading voraciously, he became one of the most knowledgeable men of his time, and a noted author, scientist and inventor as well as one of the colonies' greatest statesmen. Books were so expensive at that ti…
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Hancock paid and organized it and had Samuel Adams organize the men.They didn't dress up. This is part of the fable. The Boston Tea Party was a protest of the lowering of the cost of the British tea by the government and the East India tea company who had gotten a bail out from the crown in 1773. Th…
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declaration of independence their jobs were to draft and sign the declaration of independence and since they were in the continental congress...that guaranteed them a spot on the document
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Micheal Faraday discovered the relationship between magnetic fields and electricity traveling in a wire. This led to the brilliant work of Tesla. He is the father of modern electricity. He invented the shaded pole electric motor. Still the heart of most systems today at the house or factory. Others …
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Benjamin Frankin did not have a middle name.
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In 1440, German inventor Johannes Gutenberg invented a printing press process that, with refinements and increased mechanization, remained the principal means of printing until the late 20th century. The inventor's method of printing from movable type, including the use of metal molds and alloys, a …
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The Blue Book of Air Guns lists the Mark 1 Ruger in excellent condition with box in the range of $110 to $137.50 if it has adjustable power and 10% less if it does not have adjustable power. It is hard to know the integrity of the seals on a gun this old without testing it. I would suggest testing i…
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Benjamin Franklin believed in natural law. He thought the only way to learn about this was through scientific investigation. He invented many things out of nervous energy.
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He was, but he passed it to George Washington.
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Gregor Mandel.. if that's how you spell it
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Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers and a genius. He was the colonies' ambassador to France and convinced the French government to fight alongside the Americans against the British. He published pro-American books and a newspaper. He served on the Continental Congress. He was instrumen…
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Crompton and Co. invented the first electric toaster in Britain in 1893. It was later introduced in the USA in 1909.The first toaster was intvented in 1893, however it was common to toast bread in roman times. It was reinvented in 1912.The toster was invented in 1921
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How to Actually Fly a KiteFor many kites, the best way is to set up the kite down wind of where you want to fly and pay out around 150 feet of line while walking to your flying spot. Turn, face your kite, and have someone hold the kite above their head and walk backward until all the slack is taken …
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The noble turkey! How much fun would THAT have been? Benjamin Franklin felt the turkey had far more noble qualities than the Bald Eagle. Of the Bald Eagle, he wrote: ... he is a bird of bad moral character, he does not get his living honestly... Besides he is a rank coward; the little kingbird, no…
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The record on this event is imperfect as the earliest record of it is from fifteen years later, but it appears to have happened on June 15, 1752. There is a link below.
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No one individual discovered how to 'control electricity'. This was achieved over a great many years by numerous physicists and engineers.
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he invented the lightening rod because he had allready experimented by flying a kite in the rain and with a key on the string when the storm had passed through the string he held the key and felt the electricity power then he understood that he had to make something new to light up the city with his…
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