Ben Franklin, “A Republic, if You Can Keep It” – Quote or No Quote? Encore

Professor Buzzkill History Podcast


At the end of this month of asking “what is America,” we give you a show on this famous Ben Franklin quote. Franklin supposedly said this after the Founding Fathers had agreed on the broad nature of the new U.S. government in 1787. But is the quote genuine? We explain it all, and the wider context of Franklin’s political and social world. Encore episode

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