SAT Subject US History Practice Question 573: Answer and Explanation
14. The precedent for a free press in the United States was set by a trial involving which of the following?
A. Thomas Paine
B. John Peter Zenger
C. Samuel Adams
D. Phillis Wheatley
E. Frederick Douglass
Correct Answer: B
In 1735, Zenger was put on trial and was found innocent of slander because his paper had printed the truth.