The $100 bill prominently displays Benjamin Franklin, one of the U.S. Founding Fathers. He was chosen for his significant contributions to American history, both in politics and science. Franklin, featured since 1914, represents his role in shaping the nation and his involvement in drafting the Declaration of Independence, underscoring his pivotal impact on American history.
Why is President Benjamin Franklin on the $100 Dollar Bill?
- Benjamin Franklin: A renowned Founding Father, statesman, and inventor.
- Legacy in Science and Politics: Instrumental in shaping both American politics and scientific advancement.
- Non-Presidential Figure: His appearance as a non-president on U.S. currency emphasizes his extraordinary contributions.
- Drafting the Declaration: Key role in drafting the Declaration of Independence, a cornerstone of American democracy.
- Symbol of Innovation and Leadership: His presence on the $100 bill highlights his lasting impact on American history and values.