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  2. John Dickinson - Wikipedia

    John Dickinson was a self-taught scholar of history, and spent most of his time in historical research. As an intellectual, he thought that men should think for themselves,: 271 and his deepening studies led him to refuse to sign the Declaration of Independence. He did not think it wise to plunge into immediate war; rather he thought it best to ...

  3. John Dickinson | Articles of Confederation, Significance ...

    John Dickinson, (born Nov. 8, 1732, Talbot county, Md. [U.S.]—died Feb. 14, 1808, Wilmington, Del., U.S.), American statesman often referred to as the “penman of the Revolution.”. Born in Maryland, Dickinson moved with his family to Dover, Del., in 1740. He studied law in London at the Middle Temple and practiced law in Philadelphia (1757 ...

  4. John Dickinson - Penman, Politician & Statesman - Biography

    John Dickinson was a Founding Father of the United States of America who was known as the "Penman of the Revolution." He won fame in 1767 as the author of "Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania,...

  5. John Dickinson - US History

    John Dickinson lived one of the most extraordinary political lives of all of the founding fathers. It is perhaps only because of his steadfast opposition to American independence that he is not celebrated with the likes of Washington , Jefferson, and Franklin.

  6. John Dickinson is known as “The Penman of the Revolution” because he was able to put on paper the thoughts and ideals which formed the foundation for our brand new country. John Dickinson was a man trained by scholars. He used his knowledge to think for himself.

  7. John Dickinson | Facts, Early Life, Political Life & Death

    John Dickinson was a member of the First Continental Congress, in 1774. While there, he wrote another one of his famous addresses; “Address to the Inhabitants of the Province of Quebec.” In 1775, he and Thomas Jefferson wrote a Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms.

  8. John Dickinson - Biography

    John Dickinson was born in Talbot County, Maryland on November 2, 1732. The family - father Samuel Dickinson, his second wife, Mary Cadwalader of Philadelphia, and assorted step-brothers and sisters - moved to an estate in Delaware a few years after. There the children enjoyed the privileged upbringing and private education of the landed elite.

  9. John DickinsonDickinson and Slavery

    John Dickinson PUBLIC MEMORY AT DICKINSON The college is named after John Dickinson, because, as a state historical marker near campus puts it, he was once legendary as the “penman” of the American Revolution. There are paintings of Dickinson at the College Archives and inside Old West.

  10. History of John Dickinson Plantation - First State National ...

    John Dickinson is famously known as "The Penman of the Revolution" because of his ability to capture thoughts and ideas, needed to form a new country on paper. He was born on November 8th, 1732 in Talbot County, Maryland and grew up on his father's plantation located on the St. Jones Neck just southeast of Dover.

  11. John Dickinson Writings Project

    John Dickinson contributed more writings to the American Founding than any other figure. He is best known for his Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania (1767-68), the first resounding and successful call for colonial unity to resist British oppression.