How Skanky Were Early American Leaders?

Benjamin Franklin 1 of 11

Did you know that Benjamin Franklin -- the face on the $100 bill, the man with the kite, the signer of the Declaration of Independence, the man who discovered electricity -- acknowledged that he had an illegitimate child named William?

Not only did he have said illegitimate son with an unknown woman after becoming involved with his future wife Deborah Read, but historians believe the mother was a prostitute. Scandalous!