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The Life of Founding Father Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was one of America’s most influential founding fathers, but he was much more than that. An author, printer, politician, scientist and diplomat Franklin lived a surprising and fascinating life. Listen to learn more about the path of this great statesman from a being the apprentice to a printer in Philadelphia to an influential scientist and diplomat in Paris.

US History I Constitution Biography Ethics

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AIR DATE: 01/16/2006


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