I am from Philadelphia and I am one of America's best known and loved statesman.
During my childhood my family wasn't that rich, so I taught myself math, science, literature, and history.
Then as I grew a little bit older, I started to write articles attacking politicians. I was an inventor, a scholar, and a civic leader.
In 1748, at the age of 42, I retired, to devote myself to civic projects.
I am responsible for organizing Philadelphia 's first police force, the University of Pennsylvania, and the city's first hospital. I also invented the Franklin stove to heat homes, bifocal glasses, and the lightning rod.
You warned Parliament that if the Stamp Act was not withdrawn, then the colonists would lose all respect for England. I were shocked when the Stamp Act was replaced by the Townshend Act.