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        Benjamin Franklin: Ambassador to France

        This media gallery contains resources on Benjamin Franklin when he served as Ambassador to France from 1776-1785.

        Benjamin Franklin: Politician and Diplomat

        Click the image above to access this activity from the National Archives. Students will review and analyze the founding documents of the United States and understand Benjamin Frankin’s contributions and connections to these founding documents. Franklin was the only man to help shape all of the the major documents that established the United States. The payoff document is a copy of the Joseph Duplessis portrait of Franklin that is on the U.S. one hundred dollar bill. For the conclusion, students will choose the three most important documents that Franklin helped to shape, and reflect on the impact of the founding documents.

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        Benjamin Franklin at the Court of France

        Image of Benjamin Franklin at the Court of France

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