Media, Politics, and Government. Freedom of the Press. “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom… of the press…”. Origins of freedom of the press:. Influence of the printing press Ideals of the Enlightenment Pamphlets and papers during the American Revolution.
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“Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom…of the press…”
Origins of freedom of the press:
Colonial-era printing press
Original text of the Alien and Sedition Acts (1798)
Minute sheet from the trial of John Peter Zenger
Supreme Court cases: