Franklin studied electricity and proved lightning’s electrical nature with a key and kite.
Franklin’s popular "Poor Richard’s Almanack" offered an enduring brand of American humor.
The American Revolution tore families apart, including the Franklins.
A month after the end of the battle, Franklin finally got the news from Yorktown.
Franklin and Adams frustrated each other in France with opposing approaches to diplomacy.
As impasse threatened the Constitutional Convention, Franklin appealed for Compromise.