From the Pen of the Revolution

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By Dahni
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PenofRevolutio2John Dickinson, often referred to as the “penman of the Revolution,” was an American statesman, and a delegate to the Continental Congress. During the Second Continental Congress, there was high tension among the delegates and intense debate over revolution, but Dickinson refused to vote for or sign the Declaration of Independence, saying the emerging nation was not ready for open revolt against the most powerful empire on earth. In the end, he abstained from voting so that the overall tally for independence would be unanimous. He supported the revolution in many other ways and even in battle. He was one of the writers of the Articles of Confederation. Dickinson also helped draft the U.S. Constitution. He was born in 1732 and won fame in 1767, as the author of, ‘Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania,’ his Pennsylvania Chronicle, a series of 12 essays.

Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania,’ by John Dickinson

Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania,’ by John Dickinson

“If Parliament may lawfully deprive New York of any, of HER rights, it may deprive all the other colonies of THEIR rights. And nothing can possibly encourage such attempts, as a mutual inattention to the interests of each other. To divide, and thus to destroy, is the first political maxim in attacking those, who are powerful by their union.”

John Dickinson

Indeed, United WE stand, but divided WE fall!

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Insert on cover of: ‘Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania,’ by John Dickinson

Think of John Dickinson, the next time you read or think about the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution!

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

Amendment X

1 of WE,

Dahni

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