Quaker Constitutionalism and the Political Thought of John Dickinson
Jane E. Calvert
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Seventeenth-century Quakers originated a unique strain of constitutionalism, based on their theology and ecclesiology. They imagined a permanent, written constitution that was amendable through popular peaceful protest, something that most scholars believe did not exist until the American Founding. Out of this theory came the practice of civil disobedience.