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History Explorer: The Shocking History of Benjamin Franklin

August 30, 2013

Benjamin Franklin is one of the founding fathers of the United States; he is also widely considered one of the founding fathers of electrical science. Steve Madewell of the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation discusses Franklin’s pursuits in electrical science and the impact that his work in science had on his career as a politician and statesman. 

Music Credit: No Money No Honey All We Got Is Us (The Underscore Orkestra) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0