Made doubly awesome because the lines about fireworks and parades and all are accurate to his letters - he knew exactly how the US would celebrate on July 4th every year (although he predicted July 2nd).
The film's opening shot, a remarkably complicated Oner for the time.
Dr Lyman Hall:
Hall: In trying to resolve my dilemma I remembered something I'd once read, that '...a representative owes the People not only his industry, but his judgment, and he betrays them if he sacrifices it to their opinion.' It was written by Edmund Burke, a member of the British Parliament. Georgia votes 'yea'.
Dickinson sticking by his beliefs and voting against the Declaration, then leaving Congress and joining the Army rather than signing a document he can't believe in. Now that is "courage of conviction".