TITLE

Man of the World

AUTHOR(S)
Chavous, Seventh-Grader Diane
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Scholastic Scope;1/9/2006, Vol. 54 Issue 9, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the author's meeting with Benjamin Franklin, printer and statesman, at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The author actually met Ralph Archbold, a Benjamin Franklin re-enactor who was an expert on Franklin's life. She says that Archbold looked so much like Franklin and knew so much about Mr. Franklin that she was convinced that he was Franklin. They talked about Franklin's role as a diplomat. Franklin went to France after the United States' Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. He visited France with the purpose of convincing France to become an ally of the United States in its fight for independence.
ACCESSION #
19275724

 

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