Benjamin Franklin

 
 

FOOTNOTES FROM THE STANDARDS OF LEARNING (SOLS) & ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE

1  Wise leader, proved that electricity was present in lightning through his kite experiment, started the first library and the first volunteer fire department in America. (1.2)

 

First American

Benjamin Franklin was a wise leader who helped America when it was a new country.  He started the first public library and the first volunteer fire department in America.  He was also very curious and enjoyed experimenting and inventing things.  In one experiment he flew a kite in a storm to show that lightning was electricity. 1