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Freedom of the Press

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/Press/overview.aspx

Rating: 2, High!

Description: In the United States, the government may not prevent the publication of a newspaper, even when there is reason to believe that it is about to reveal information that will endanger our national security. Learn about the other ways freedom of the press is protected by law in America. Standard 8.3.7

Comments: This article was written by First Amendment attorney Lee Levine for the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center. It links to cases and resources.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1303

Acquittal of Peter Zenger, The

http://www.historybuff.com/library/refzenger.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: One of the most important events in American journalism history was the libel trail of John Peter Zenger, printer of the New York Weekly Journal which occurred in New York in 1735. Standards 8.3.7 and 12.8.1

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 75

Alien and Sedition Acts

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=16

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: The Alien and Sedition Acts were a test of democracy in America. Passed in anticipation of war with France, the Acts limited any speech critical of government, including political criticism, and placed restriction on activity by foreign born Americans. Standard 8.3.4

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription and background information.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 148

Alien and Sedition Acts

http://elsinore.cis.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/virres.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This site from the Avalon Project at Yale links together the Alien and Sedition Acts with the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions. Standard 8.3.4

Comments: Text only of primary sources.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 149

Peter Zenger and Freedom of the Press

http://earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/bookmarks/zenger/index.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: In 1733 John Peter Zenger began publishing a newspaper in New York to voice complaints against the British colonial governor William Cosby. Standard 8.3.7

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2436

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