Experts JD's (lawyers), US Presidents, federal appellate opinions, US Founding Fathers, Members of Congress, members of state legislative bodies with significant involvement in, or related to, the "under God" conflict and/or government and constitutional law, and those with PhD's in government, constitutional law or other relevant fields. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Delegate to the Constitutional Convention, 1789
Signed the Constitutioin, 1789
Signed the Treaty of Paris, ended the American war with Britain, 1783
Signed the Declaration of Independence, 1776
Ambassador, Court of Louis XVI, 1776
Elected to the Second Continental Congress, helped to draft the Declaration of Independence, 1775
Colonial representative, Pennsylvania, Georgia, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, 1757-1775
Testified before Parliament, helped persuade the members to repeal the Stamp Tax law, 1765
Founder, American Philosophical Society, 1743
Founded Poor Richard's Almanack, 1733
Founder, America's first library (The Library Company), 1731
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Born in Boston on Jan. 17, 1706.
The tenth son of soap maker Josiah Franklin, who fathered 17 children.
Benjamin's mother was Abiah Folger, the second wife of Josiah.