Which of the following is not a true statement about benjamin franklin and the french? a. the french mourned franklin's death like the passing of national hero. b. many people in france still think that benjamin franklin was a president of the united states. c. many people in france wanted him to become a full-time advisor to king louis xvi. d. the french admired him so much that wealthy families hung pictures of franklin in their parlors during the late 18th century.
a john c. calhoun
president monroe appointed calhoun as secretary of war in 1817, and during his tenure he made substantial changes to the war department. he served two terms as vice president: in 1825 under john quincy adams and again in 1829 under andrew jackson.
the uss philadelphia ran aground in tripoli harbor during the first barbary war.
decatur led a group of men to sneak aboard the philadelphia and set it aflame to deny the pirates based in tripoli the opportunity to pillage and use the philadelphia in their attacks on merchant vessels.