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Tracey Keifer. Emilio Segre Visual Archives. American Institute of Physics.
Ben Franklin was an American scientist and statesman who lived between 1706-1790. He studied electricity and learned of its dangers and possible uses.
Franklin developed many inventions that made people's lives safer, such as the lightning rod, which protects buildings from lightning damage. He also worked on a Peace treaty between England, France, and the U.S. which ended the American Revolution.
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