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    John Peter Zenger John Peter Zenger Presentation Transcript

    • Did You Know?  What is the most common first  name for U.S. Presidents?  Answer: James; there were six –  Madison, Monroe, Polk,  Buchanan, Garfield, and Carter FYI:  The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
    • John Peter Zenger
    • 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.
    • Who is John Peter Zenger?  An American Printer and  Journalist  Zenger founded the New  York Weekly Journal   Zenger printed articles  criticizing the British  colonial governor of New  York  He was arrested and put in  jail on charges of seditious  libel  Seditious whaaaaat?  Seditious Libel:  Writing something that  goes against the  government
    • “You Can’t Print That!” • Cast  John Peter Zenger (Kaylin)  Anna Zenger (Jennifer)  James Alexander (Ali)  William Cosby (Brielle)  Francis Harrison (Thomas)  Nancy Tibbett, Rachel Stockton, Harriet  Morrissey (Hannah and Nicole and Jamie)  James Delancey (Billy)  Richard Bradley (Brandon)  Court Clerk (Colin)  Andrew Hamilton (Jacob)  Narrators A­E (Cynthia)
    • Things That Happened to Zenger  Zenger was arrested for  writing lies  Zenger was kept in jail  for 9 months  Zenger was not given  bail  Governor threatened a  lawyer who then  dropped the case
    • Discussion Questions  What are your  thoughts about what  happened to Zenger?  Do you think a person  should be allowed to  print statements  criticizing the  government?
    • Freedom of the Press Today
    • What If We Didn’t Have Freedom of the Press?
    • What If We Didn’t Have Freedom of the Press?  How is this clip an example of freedom of  the press?
    • What If We Didn’t Have Freedom of Speech?
    • What If We Didn’t Have Freedom of Speech?  How is this clip an example of freedom of  speech?
    • Amendments That Protect Each Right  1st Amendment:   Freedom of press  1st Amendment:  Freedom of speech  6th Amendment:  Right to a speedy trial  6th Amendment:  Right to a lawyer  8th Amendment:  Right to reasonable 
    • Homework! Answer the 3 short answer questions on the back of your Zenger worksheet