John Peter Zenger Trial

John Peter Zenger Trial
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  • In the streets of New York. 
  • Get your New York Weekly Journal  here!
  • New York Weekly Journal  Published by John Peter Zenger ¨A Governor turns rouge, does a thousand things for which a small rouge would have deserved a halter, and because it is difficult...to obtain relief against him, ... it is prudent to .... join in the roguery.¨
  • English Bill of Rights  It is illegal to criticize the king in print. 
  • Meanwhile in court....
  • John Peter Zenger is on trial today for printing criticism about the governor of New York. Some people believe that this shouldn't be okay because the governor represents the king.
  • Zenger´s attorney defending him to the jury. 
  • People have the right to speak the truth!
  • A little while later...
  • We do not think John Peter Zenger is guilty. We agree with his attorney!
  • Americans won a new freedom, freedom of the press!
  • Yay!
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