| Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
A noted polymath, Benjamin Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass armonica.
In Big Nate, Nate Wright says that he and Ben would be friends if he was alive since they both write comics. During class. Nate and Gina are assigned together on a social studies research project on a great american. Nate mentions Benjamin Franklin to avoid trouble in the library. He draws comics about him while Gina does the research. When the project is handed in, Mrs. Godfrey says the visual aids must be original. Nate then shows Mrs. Godfrey his cartoons giving them a higher chance to succeed the assignment in visual aids.