Ben Franklin was not the only American sent to Paris to get a deal, as key Founding Father John Adams was sent as well.
While Thomas Jefferson authored the first draft of the Declaration of Independence, it was edited by the committee he worked on to write it (which included both Franklin and Adams), before being edited again and accepted by the full body of the Continental Congress.
considered a percentage of a whole man was to justify the deviation from the proposition that "All men are created equal"
Although sometimes, I wish we did learn about it. Canada's history isn't the most exciting thing in the world.