Founding Father John Dickinson delivered one of his most famous and often-quoted remarks as one of the Delaware delegates at the Constitutional Convention on August 13, 1787. He pleaded with his fellow framers of the Constitution not to depend on the fallible power of reason but that they should rely more on America’s historical experience. Actor Ray Collins provides a stirring portrayal of John Dickinson in this clip from the new historical documentary The American Constitution” premiering in 2020.

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