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Benjamin Banneker

by Raymond

When Benjamin was young he was amazed by how many stars there were in the sky. He liked to lay on the ground and count the stars. Most of his nights were spent this way. Benjamin left school to work on his father's farm. The world became his classroom. When Benjamin was 20 Ben could answer most really hard questions. In 1761 he carved a clock out of wood. The clock kept time for about 50 years. George Washington named him to the commission that laid out the city of Washington D.C. Benjamin was a mathematician , inventor, surveyor, philosopher, and abolitionist.