The Many Hats of Ben Franklin
Statesman, Diplomat, Inventor, Stud
Just like now, in the 18th-century politics was a dirty, self-serving business.
So it’s no surprise that during its earliest days as a nation, the United States of America took advantage of France’s age-old antipathy towards England. In turn, King Louis XVI of France was using the Americans to vex his old rivals as much as…