Did You Know?

 What is the most common first 
  name for U.S. Presidents?
    Answer: James; there were six – 
     Mad...
John Peter Zenger
1st Amendment

Congress shall make no law respecting 
    an establishment of religion, or 
 prohibiting the free exercise...
Who is John Peter Zenger?

 An American Printer and 
  Journalist

 Zenger founded the New 
  York Weekly Journal 

 Ze...
“You Can’t Print That!”

• Cast
    John Peter Zenger (Kaylin)
    Anna Zenger (Jennifer)
    James Alexander (Ali)
   ...
Things That Happened to Zenger

   Zenger was arrested for 
    writing lies


   Zenger was kept in jail 
    for 9 mon...
Discussion Questions

 What are your 
  thoughts about what 
  happened to Zenger?


 Do you think a person 
  should be...
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 s...
Homework!

Answer the 3 short
  answer questions on
  the back of your
  Zenger worksheet
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John Peter Zenger

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. John Peter Zenger
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. “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)
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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?
  8. 8. Freedom of the Press Today
  9. 9. What If We Didn’t Have Freedom of the Press?
  10. 10. What If We Didn’t Have Freedom of the Press?  How is this clip an example of freedom of  the press?
  11. 11. What If We Didn’t Have Freedom of Speech?
  12. 12. What If We Didn’t Have Freedom of Speech?  How is this clip an example of freedom of  speech?
  13. 13. 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 
  14. 14. Homework! Answer the 3 short answer questions on the back of your Zenger worksheet

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