Whose trail strenghtened freedom of the press in English colonies?

A)Roger Williams B)John Peter Zenger C)Benjamin Franklin

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  • 1 decade ago
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    And isn't the name Zenger a Zinger!!

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    Source(s): http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/z... No country values free expression more highly than we do, and no case in American history stands as a greater landmark on the road to protection for freedom of the press than the trial of a German immigrant printer named John Peter Zenger. On August 5, 1735, twelve New York jurors, inspired by the eloquence of the best lawyer of the period, Andrew Hamilton, ignored the instructions of the Governors's hand-picked judges and returned a verdict of "Not Guilty" on the charge of publishing "seditious libels." The Zenger trial is a remarkable story of a divided Colony, the beginnings of a free press, and the stubborn independence of American jurors""""
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