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Reading comprehension -TOEFL- Lesson 115 (Đọc hiểu -TOEFL- Bài 115)

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The First Amendment to the American Constitution declares freedom of the press to all men. Although this right was not officially adopted until 1791, the famous Zenger trial of 1735 laid the ground work for insuring this precious freedom.

5 John Peter Zenger emigrated as a teenager from Germany. In 1733 he began publishing the New York Weekly Journal, The following year, he was arrested for writing a story about the crown-appointed governor of New York. While he was imprisoned for nine months, Zenger's wife 10 dutifully published the newspaper every day, bravely telling the truth about the corrupt government officials sent by the king to govern the colonies.

Finally Zenger's long-awaited trial took place. The hostile judge 15 dismissed Zenger's local lawyers, making it necessary for his wife to seek out Andrew Hamilton, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer. Persuaded By Hamilton, the jury bravely returned a not-guilty verdict defying the judge's orders for a convection.

20 As a result of determination and bravery on the part of the colonists, a lasting victory for freedom of the press was set by a young immigrant.

1. John Peter Zenger was a

2. What political problem existed in the colonies at that time?

3. How long did it take after the Zenger trial before the concept of freedom of the press was officially adopted?

4. Which of the following is not true?

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