Benjamin Franklin: Creating a Nation by Karen Clemens Warrick
Benjamin Franklin's spirit survives today in the lasting form of government that he and the other founding fathers shaped more than two hundred years ago. He devoted his life to improving the colony of Pennsylvania that he lived in, and then to the newly independent United States. Without his help persuading the French to form an alliance with the colonists, the American Revolution might have taken a much darker twist. His diplomatic personality also helped settle many disputes during the creation of the United States. In Benjamin Franklin: Creating a Nation, Karen Clemens Warrick explores the story of Benjamin Franklin, who helped shape the destiny of the United States at a time of turmoil and uncertainty. Source documents and fact boxes help accent this biography. A timeline, maps, and a places to visit section make this book essential for history lovers and beginners alike.