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Benjamin, U.S. physicist and statesman, 1706-1790.
Franklin spectacles - an early form of bifocal spectacles in which the lower half of the lens is for near vision, the upper half for distant vision. Synonym(s): divided spectacles
franklinic - denoting static or frictional electricity.
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An Evening with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, Bacchus Press, Palm Beach, Florida.
Walter Isaacson, renowned author and Benjamin Franklin biographer, spoke at the event, along with Dr.
In important intervals of his life Benjamin Franklin was involved with antislavery organizations and he did testify in print against slavery.
For information on a traveling exhibition on Benjamin Franklin, see: TE 8
Nonetheless, the Benjamin Franklin Federal Savings & Loans might be long gone from Eugene and Springfield, but there are signs of Franklin all over our state, from the bifocals you might be wearing, to Franklin High School in Portland, to Franklin Elementary School in Corvallis, to Ben Franklin Crafts on Harlow Road in Springfield, to the grave of Benjamin Franklin Harding in Cottage Grove.
To augment the experience of visitors to the exhibition, the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary has developed extensive educational materials for teachers at every grade level:
Benjamin Franklin has long been recognized as one of the most remarkable men of the eighteenth century and the representative figure of the Enlightenment in the American colonies.
While Benjamin Franklin owned slaves who worked as personal servants, he also approved language in the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence that strongly condemned the King of England for promulgating the slave trade.
He was recently awarded Engineering News Record's Award of Excellence and was named Franklin Institute Laureate upon receiving the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Civil Engineering.
Bolt of Fate: Benjamin Franklin and His Electric Kite Hoax.
Franklin, Jefferson, & Madison: On Religion And The State by Constitutional history expert and scholar Gregory Schaaf (Co-coordinator of the Center for Indigenous Arts & Cultures, an historical archive and museum located in Sante Fe, New Mexico) showcases the life stories of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison with a special emphasis upon their respective religious views and expressions of faith as recorded in their correspondences and other writings as revealed in their personal papers housed in the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and other library collections.
If I may, let me leave you with one last thought: Actually, not my own thought, but the thought of the man for whom this room is named, the very remarkable Benjamin Franklin.
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