SAT Subject US History Practice Question 573: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 573

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

Explanation:

In 1735, Zenger was put on trial and was found innocent of slander because his paper had printed the truth.

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