Jack of All TradesRiddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.
I have been many things in my life.
To England I traveled during times of strife.
I owned a printing shop and made its periodicals popular.
Many enjoyed my views and called me a philosopher.
I loved inventing and in the field of science I strove.
Some of my inventions were bifocal eyeglasses, the glass harmonica and even a stove.
Many public offices have I held and served long,
Not the least of which, was reorganizing the postal system and making it strong.
Thanks to my love for travel, debates and tendency to chat,
I earned the title of diplomat.
I spent many times in England, that's a fact.
I defended American rights and fought for repeal of the Stamp Act.
My ability to write and strong belief that all men are created equal caused me to help design
A Declaration of Independence, on which the original I did sign.
Be original, a thinker, give it a try.
Can you figure out my name; who am I?
HintIf you do not remember me and need help still,
Just open your wallet and look at a one hundred dollar bill.
AnswerThe answer, my friend, I say with a grin,
Is none other than Benjamin Franklin.
Benjamin Franklin(1706-1790). He was an American printer, author, economist, diplomat, philosopher, scientist, inventor, and one of America's greatest statesmen. Benjamin Franklin was known for so many things, but he is best remembered in the United States as a patriot and diplomat.
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