Trial of John Peter Zenger

Trial of John Peter Zenger

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  • New York Weakly Journal
  • Paper Burned
  • Acused 
  • John Peter publishes a series of articles in which he critizes the governer of New York
  • Hamilton's Defense
  • The governer orders New York Weekly Journal burned and has Zenger arrested. 
  • Jury's Decision
  • In this scene John Zenger is released. An upon his taking the said John Peter Zenger, to commit him to the prison or common jail of the said city and county.
  • Life With The 1st Amendment
  • It is natural, it is a privilege, I will go farther, it is a right, which all free men claim, that they are entitled to complain when  they are hurt. This shows that they wanted people people to have a freedom of speech.
  • Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
  • John Zenger is excited that he got his law passed and moves on with his life. 
  • Yay!
  • No!
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