Benjamin Franklin: Family vs. Politics?

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Benjamin Franklin is known and celebrated for many different things. He is known as the man on the hundred dollar bill, a founding father, scientist, diplomat, and a lover of virtues.  However, when we talk about Franklin and his family values, the conversations start to polarize. Some people believe that when it came to the treatment of his family, he was neglectful. Some believe,  he was all he could be given the job he had. And there are others who believe that he was a great politician and family man. But is it that simple? Can you make a fair judgment without looking at all of the facts? Should we not take into considerations the technicalities of the situation?  In a series of t blog posts, I will dissect and explore the Franklin's family situation by looking at each relationship Franklin had with each individual in his immediate family. In my post, I will introduce and challenge the many notions that have accumulated surrounding Franklin and his family.  

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