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Benjamin Franklin was one of America’s Founding Fathers, as well as an author and printer, political theorist and politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, statesman, and diplomat. He is credited for playing a large role in the discovery of electricity. He also invented bifocals and the Franklin stove. He became an American hero when he spearheaded the effort to have Parliament repeal the Stamp Act, one of the defining actions that led to the American Revolution. After the War, he served as governor of Pennsylvania.



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