Printer, Booklover, Author: Ben’s Guide – An interactive site for kids to learn about Ben Franklin and the U.S. Government

Ben Franklin characterThe inspiration for the Ben character comes from Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), who, like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, was one of the most important individuals in early colonial and United States history. As a young boy, Ben worked as an apprentice in a print shop and later went on to draft some of the Nation’s most significant documents.

Although he lived before the Government Printing Office’s (GPO) founding, his legacy of publishing information lives on in what we do today.

Go on a learning adventure with Ben’s Guide!