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Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:41pm

Please answer the following questions: Name the person who ...
1. One of the few signatories of BOTH Declaration of Independence & Constitution.
2. Founded first public library in what became USA.
3. Invented Bifocal spectacles. 4. Founded first Hospital in what became USA.
5. Invented the lightning rod.
6. Established USA postal system.
7. Founded University of Pennsylvania.
8. Secured pivotal alliance of France with United States during Revolutionary War.
9. Produced the first map of the Gulf Stream (essential for navigation).
10. Proved that lightning was electricity.
11. Convinced Parliament of Great Britain repeal the unpopular Stamp Act.
12. First prominent American abolitionist, although he had owned slaves previously to his opposition.
13. Founded the science of demography, or population studies.
14. First deduced that storms do not always travel in the direction of the prevailing wind, a concept that greatly influenced meteorology.
15. First wrote about cooling by evaporation.
16. Discovered that the conductance of metal depended on temperature.
17. First wrote about protecting ships by means of water-tight compartments.
18. Printed a new currency for New Jersey based on innovative anti-counterfeiting techniques he had devised.
19. Franklin founded the American Philosophical Society.
20. Founded first homeowner's insurance company in what would become the United States.

ALL have the same answer: Benjamin Franklin


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