Freedom of Press
* Year 1735, cornerstone of AmericanPress freedom*John Peter Zenger*Lawyer Andrew Hamilton
Year 1791, 15 of December*Virginia ratify the Bill of right*First Amendment to U.SConstitution “ congress shall make no la...
Year 1798, 14 of July*Under threat of war with France*Federalist-controlled Congress*Sedition Act-allows a fine punishment...
*False, scandalous, and maliciouswriting
*Although the press freedom isguaranteed by First Amendment* Fight in the court and debated of publicopinion for what exte...
Restriction of Press*Punishment for printed material* Censorship / Mandatory licensing
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Freedom of press

  1. 1. Freedom of Press
  2. 2. * Year 1735, cornerstone of AmericanPress freedom*John Peter Zenger*Lawyer Andrew Hamilton
  3. 3. Year 1791, 15 of December*Virginia ratify the Bill of right*First Amendment to U.SConstitution “ congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech orthe press.”
  4. 4. Year 1798, 14 of July*Under threat of war with France*Federalist-controlled Congress*Sedition Act-allows a fine punishment = $2000 / 2 Years prison
  5. 5. *False, scandalous, and maliciouswriting
  6. 6. *Although the press freedom isguaranteed by First Amendment* Fight in the court and debated of publicopinion for what extent that right isprotected
  7. 7. Restriction of Press*Punishment for printed material* Censorship / Mandatory licensing

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