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John Dickinson (Character)
from 1776 (1972)

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John Dickison


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  1. "John Adams"
        - Independence (2008) TV episode, Played by Zeljko Ivanek
        - Join or Die (2008) TV episode, Played by Zeljko Ivanek
  2. "The American Experience"
        - John & Abigail Adams (2006) TV episode, Played by Chester Dale
  3. "South Park"
        - I'm a Little Bit Country (2003) TV episode, Played by Kyle McCulloch

  4. "Liberty! The American Revolution"
        - The World Turned Upside Down: 1778-1783 (1997) TV episode, Played by Victor Garber
        - Are We to Be a Nation? 1783-1788 (1997) TV episode, Played by Victor Garber
        - Oh, Fatal Ambition: 1777-1778 (1997) TV episode, Played by Victor Garber
        - The Times That Try Men's Souls: 1776-1777 (1997) TV episode, Played by Victor Garber
        - The Reluctant Revolutionaries: 1763-1774 (1997) TV episode, Played by Victor Garber
          (1 more)

  5. A More Perfect Union: America Becomes a Nation (1989) Played by Jesse Bennett (as John Dickison)

  6. 1776 (1972) Played by Donald Madden

  7. The Declaration of Independence (1938) Played by Wilfred Lucas

  8. The Declaration of Independence (1924) Played by Gordon Standing

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From 1776 (1972)
John Dickinson: Mr. Jefferson, I have very little interest in your paper, as there's no doubt in my mind that we've all but heard the last of it, but I am curious about one thing. Why do you refer to King George as a... tyrant?
Thomas Jefferson: Because he *is* a tyrant.
John Dickinson: I remind you, Mr. Jefferson, that this "tyrant" is still your king.
Thomas Jefferson: When a king becomes a tyrant, he thereby breaks the contract binding his subjects to him.
John Dickinson: How so?
Thomas Jefferson: By taking away their rights.
John Dickinson: Rights that came from him in the first place.
Thomas Jefferson: All except one. The right to be free comes from nature.
John Dickinson: And are we not free, Mr. Jefferson?
Thomas Jefferson: Homes entered without warrant, citizens arrested without charge, and in many places, free assembly itself denied.
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