Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity , first as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies. As the first . Ambassador to France , he exemplified the emerging . nation. Franklin was foundational in defining the . ethos as a marriage of the practical values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious, with the scientific and tolerant values of the Enlightenment .
The company logo , a key giving off a spark, refers to Franklin's famous experiment to prove that lightning was a form of electricity using a key suspended from a kite.
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