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The first american: the life and times of benjamin franklin by hw brands he was the foremost american of his day, yet today he is little more than a mythic caricature in the public imagination founding faith: providence, politics, and the birth of religious freedom in america by steven waldman. Tribe aptly opens with benjamin franklin's observation, decades before the american revolution, that more than a few english settlers were escaping into the woods to join indian society. Benjamin franklin was coming home to his adopted city after an absence of about a decade he was the most famous man in colonial america, honored for his many inventions and his contributions to science. Benjamin franklin and alexander hamilton are the only non-president appearing in us dollar bills from 1948 to 1963 franklin's portrait was on the half dollar franklin was the first person in america to manufacture type.
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