Jessie asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

who is john peter zenger and why is he important in HISTORY?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    John Peter Zenger was a publisher in New York who was charged with sedition for publishing an editorial that the colonial governor didn't like.

    The trial was famous for setting a precedent for freedom of the press, largely through the defense mounted by Andrew Hamilton, the original "Philadelphia lawyer."

    This case was tried in 1735, some 50+ years before the Bill of Rights was attached to the Constitution; it even predated the establishment of the United States.

    Source(s): Former history teacher and long time resident of Philadelphia--yes, I rocked in the Cradle of Liberty :-) !
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  • Dianne
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    4 years ago

    John Dee. Could be your ideal subject. Alchemist, astronomer, hermetic philosopher and the original 007 amongst so many other things.

  • 1 decade ago

    Famous Journalist who published article through a hole in the wall to tell the world about the evils of William Cosby. Try wikipedia.

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