Zenger Trial Comic - Dustin Mynatt

Zenger Trial Comic - Dustin Mynatt

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  • Against Cosby
  • Finding Peter Zenger
  • Trial Of Written Libel
  • The Morrisites had wanted Governor Cosby out of England. They asked printers to publish an article criticizing Cosby that many didn't like.
  • A Free Press 
  • While searching around, the Morrisites had asked a printer by the name of John Peter Zenger. He had agreed to print and publish this article criticizing the governor.
  • Effecting Future Trials
  • After seeing his published article, Cosby grew angry and made a court trial accusing Zenger of libel writing. After winning his trial, it was made that if work was not libel it shouldn't be illegal.
  • Lasting For Centuries
  • After his trial, John Peter Zenger had not guilty and was released from arrest. This had changed the minds of many and was big news even in England.
  • Zenger's trial had affected many in the future. It allowed for people accused of libel work to more likely win. The trial also allowed for freedom of the press.
  • Even though many years have passed, Peter Zenger's trial has still helped many. Freedom of the press has allowed for years for people to publish their information or opinions.
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