What role did he play in Colonial America?
Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States who helped draw the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Also he was the only key seven Founding Father that signed all four key documents, he signed the Declaration of Independence, the treaty alliance with France, the treaty of Paris, and the United States Constitution. He helped build a Pennsylvania militia to raise money to build a city hospital and spearheaded program.In Pennsylvania he established the University of Pennsylvania and he was elected to be the first President of the American philosopical society, Benjamin became a hero in America.When he was a agent for several colonies he made the effort to have Parliament in London repeal the unpopular stamp act. He was very famous at many things like a printer, inventor, author, statesman, and scientist. Benjamin Franklin died at 96 years old and he died on April 17th, 1790, and is still famous today.
About 200 years after his death, he is still one of the most celebrated figures in history, and he is still on the $100 bill. Towns, schools, and businesses across America are still named for him.