John Peter Zenger Project For Social Studies

John Peter Zenger Project For Social Studies
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  • New York Weekly Journal
  • Extra! Extra! Government is corrupt!
  • Paper Burned
  • BURN IT AND ARREST HIM!!!
  • Accused
  • You are going to stay in here because of your actions with libel!!!
  • No! No! No! Please... i'm so sorry!
  • John Peter Zenger publishes a series of articles in which he criticizes the governor of New York. 
  • Hamilton's Defense
  • Since your statements were considered true, they are not considered libelous. So come out of here... follow me!
  • YAY!! Thanks so much sir!
  • The governor orders the New York Weekly Journal burned, and has Zenger arrested. 
  • Jury's Decision
  • The Jury has made a final decision. 
  • In 1735, Zenger was accused of libel.
  • Life With The 1st Amendment
  • 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.
  • Hamilton admitted that Zenger had published the critical statements, but he argued that as long as the statements were true, they should not be considered libelous.
  • The Zenger trial was not only a landmark victory for freedom of the press, but it also set a precedent for jury nullification of laws that were perceived to be unjust.
  • This is what was said for the First Amendment- 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.
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