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    Zenger Trial The Trial of John Peter Zenger was a momentous event that not only impacted the colonies and questioned the act of seditious libeling but also brought about the new notion of freedom of speech in the press. His courage and daring determination to challenge someone in such a imperative place of power was an inspiring moment to the people of the colonies and overseas in Great Britain. John Peter Zenger was a German Born, American Printer and Journalist who started the New York Newspaper named The New York Weekly Journal. Although Mr. Zenger started out his career with an eight year apprenticeship in New York under William Bradford, he relocated to Maryland to take on actual paid print-work. In 1722 he returned to New York and…

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    of United States citizens exist because they were fought for, and they must continue to be fought for or they will be taken. We study history so we don’t forget that. An example of this fight for freedom is exemplified by the case of John Peter Zenger. His contribution was that the press became free to print truthful allegations to those…

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    that ban books take away our freedoms and undermine democracy. To begin, banning books takes away freedom of speech. As the First Amendment states , “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…” This is exactly what school boards do when they ban books. They are taking away what us Americans can say and express to others in words or in any sort of media. If we into a country not following these rights pre-set then this story, summarized by Tim Allen (a…

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    The content of literature comes in many forms. Various individuals believe that literature must portray reality in order to have an impact, however, others disagree. For instance, as once stated by English writer E.M. Forster, "A work of literature must provide more than factual accuracy or vivid physical reality... it must tell us more than we already know." The theory behind this quote is that works of literature do not necessarily have to completely exhibit only realistic and truthful subject…

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    Short Story: I Got Lost?

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    The boy tsked at him, his tongue clicking against the roof of his mouth. “Ah– that’s what they all say.” Daniel gulped. “Who’s ‘they?’” “Oh you know,” the redhead smiled richly, “all of the lost boys that had wandered in these woods and never returned to their loving mothers, only to go missing for the rest of their days.” “That’s bosh (8) and you know it,” the flaxen-haired boy claimed, his eyes widening by the minute, “Who’s the owner of such silly words?” “Peter- The name’s Peter Pan,” Peter…

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    Jaws Movie Conclusion

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    Jaws Jaws is a book by American author Peter Benchley. It is based on a true story of two amateur fishermen who caught and killed a great white shark that attacked and killed four people along the East Coast of America in 1916. It was published in 1974 and shortly after was made into a movie in 1975. Jaws is about a gigantic, terrifying, great white shark that preys on anyone and everyone on Amity Island. Jaws was a first of its kind. People knew of sharks and had known little about them;…

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    Moralism In Frankenstein

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    Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein centers around the life of Victor Frankenstein and the monster he created. Victor’s life starts out quite well he had a happy childhood but it all goes downhill when he is introduced to a book regarding the sciences of Agrippa. The book leads him down the path of making his monster. The monster searches for love and affection from his creator but is denied when Victor runs away from him. The monster goes into human society instead find the love but regrets his…

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    In Gladwell’s book he explains, “One was the study that showed how people who watched Peter Jennings on ABC were more likely to vote Republican than people who watched Tom Brokaw or Dan Rather because, in some unconscious way, Jennings was able to signal his affection for Republican Candidate” (Gladwell 151). Gladwell shows that media and outside sources can subconsciously change a person’s worldview. This relates to Bartlett in the way that they both have outside sources and show how those…

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    Pulena Analysis

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    How to forget the reggae, a musical genre in English language practiced in Jamaica, characterized by the use of an acoustic guitar and in which the singer usually tends to have braids in her hair. Due to their large acceptance by the black population, this genre expands throughout America. Arriving in Panama due to the construction of the Panama Canal, people take it as their own genre and ends up calling it the “reggae in Spanish” or better known as "Plena". But what is special about this…

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    Introduction: “Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: ‘It is well for a man not to touch a woman.’” This is according to the Apostle Paul in his first letter to the Corinthians. Although Saint Paul goes on to say that it is better for one to be married to avoid sexual immorality, historians widely believe that his sexual ethics, especially in relation to virginity, played a significant role in the lives of Christians, especially young women, throughout the early Church. The Acts of…

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