Franklin is considered a great man and one of the Founding Fathers, because he was a “political leader and statesmen who participated in the American Revolution by signing the United States Declaration of Independence, taking part in the American Revolutionary War, and established the United States Constitution”. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were only two of the four major documents of the “founding of the United States” that Franklin signed. The other two was the Treaty of Paris, and the Treaty of Alliance with France. Franklin is   also known for all of the many contributions that he made to the new country. Franklin was a noted polymath which is someone who’s an expert in many different fields like science, math, and sociology. Franklin was also a leading author and printer known for owning several printing shops in Philadelphia and publishing such articles as the Poor Richard’s Almanack, The Pennsylvania Gazette, the first Masonic book in the Americas, and Father Abraham’s Sermon aka The Way to Wealth. Franklin was named the first United States Postmaster General in 1775 by the Second Continental Congress. Franklin was also “a major figure in the American Enlightenment and history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. There should be no wonder why Franklin was considered a great man, since he accomplished so much in his lifetime and didn’t let any obstacles get in his way.