PBS: Benjamin Franklin: An Extraordinary Life, An Electric Mind
To appreciate the contributions Benjamin Franklin made both to his own time and to ours, it is necessary to see all aspects of his public life, not just his role as a revolutionary, a diplomat, or a scientist. Each of the four sections of this site highlights five different aspects of Franklin’s life, from firefighter to agricultural innovator as well as from founding father to inventor. An a-to-z list points out the various roles Ben Franklin played in his life. Use the timeline to gain further enlightenment into Franklin’s life and accomplishments, useful resource for understanding the variety of Franklin’s skills and accomplishments in one glance. Use the timeline to gain further enlightenment into Franklin’s life and accomplishments.