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									The Trial of John Peter Zenger




                                 By Mr. McAuliffe
British soldiers and government
officials burn the newspapers
published by John Peter Zenger.

They were not pleased with the writing
in his newspaper because it included
information about the government that
made their members look bad.
Journalist—
Someone who writes articles for
newspapers or magazines



Publisher—
Someone who puts out (circulates)
a newspaper or book to the public
Trial—
a debate to see if someone is
guilty or innocent of breaking the
law
Discussion:
Do you think people should
have the right to criticize
their government?
Discussion:
Have you ever seen
examples of people writing
about the government
(good or bad things)?
 Zenger is free!
This decision was a victory for
the idea of freedom of the press.
Freedom of the Press
  the freedom to publish
  newspapers, magazines, or
  books without worrying
  that the government will
  punish you
     Reflective Writing
Why do you think we are
exploring the history of John
Peter Zenger’s trial?

								
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