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Zenger Trial
Updated: 9/23/2020
Zenger Trial
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  • Zenger Publishes His Article
  • Zenger's Articles Are Burned
  • Zenger Is Thrown In Jail
  • John Peter Zenger is a writer from Germany. Peter did not like the Mayor William Cosby, so he spoke out against him in a news article that was put in the New York Weekly Journal.
  • Zenger Gets A Lawyer
  • William Cosby found out about the article that had critized him and didn't like. William Cosby then later ordered to burn all of his news articles.
  • Zenger Gets Released
  • After Cosby burned all of Zenger's news areticles he was still angry about being critized. So Cosby decided to through Peter Zenger in jail.
  • How Zenger Impacted The Future
  • Zenger did not just give up when he was thrown in jail. Zenger decided to hire a lawyer by the name of Andrew Hamiliton to defend him.
  • At the beginning of the trial it looked like Zenger was going to be thrown in jail. Then Andrew Hamiliton convinced the judge that Zenger was innocent by saying this famous quote.
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