As a statesman he:
· did printing for the government of Pennsylvania
· planned things to improve his colony:
· started the first fire station
· garbage pick-up
· built the first public library
· made street lights
· began the first postal service
· became the first postmaster
· started a hospital
· went to England to try and help the colonies
· believed that the colonies should be free from England
· signed the Declaration of Independence
· went to France to get help for the new United States
· helped write the U.S. Constitution
Benjamin Franklin believed freedom would be a very good thing.
He believed that the colonies should be free.
So he helped the colonists to get rid of the King.
He signed the Declaration of Independence for you and me.