John Peter Zenger and Freedom of the Press


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Should someone be prosecuted for criticizing or insulting a government official even if the offending words are the truth? Should a judge or a jury decide the case? These were the key
questions argued in the colonial New York trial of John Peter Zenger.

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    Grade: 9 to 12

    Topics: American Democracy, History-Social Science, Civics

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