Only devoted students of history have heard of him, but in the years leading up to the American Declaration of Independence, John Dickinson, next to Benjamin Franklin, was probably the most famous American. He was renowned as a champion of American rights and liberty. His writings during this period did more than any others to defend and define the American Cause. But one decision would cast Dickinson from fame into obscurity.

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  1. colleenb Member

    Wish these were being played in every classroom in America.

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  2. Jim Wright Inactive
    Jim Wright

    Brilliant episode! Much as I love 1776 the musical, it casts Dickenson in such an unflattering light.

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