In wartime Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin helps Thomas Jefferson craft the Declaration of Independence. In Paris, he wins French support for the American Revolution. Back home, he works on the Constitution of the new United States.
Episode Duration: 1 hour 56 minutes and 46 seconds
Episode Number: 102
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Ken Burns' two-part, four-hour documentary, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, explores the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century's most consequential and compelling personalities, whose work and words unlocked the mystery of electricity and helped create the United States.
"Write things worth reading," he said in Poor Richard's Almanack, "or do things worth the writing." Benjamin Franklin did both.