Benjamin Franklin comes to Asimov in a dream to find out about the history of the United States.
This is one of a series of four stories written by Asimov for the slickest of the slicks,The Saturday Evening Post, in honor of the country’s bicentennial. The others are “Benjamin’s Dream,” "Party by Satellite,” and "Benjamin’s Bicentennial Blast.” All but "Party by Satellite” were later published together in book form. It’s a rather weak story, really—not a story at all, just a chance to get some exposition about what Franklin might think if he could see the United States today, nor is it (somehow) a terribly pleasant read. Again, I admit I'm prejudiced, as I did with The Kite that Won the Revolution—I don’t like Franklin nearly as much as Asimov did, and stories in which Asimov introduces himself as a character are always off-putting for me.