For week 4’s primary source reflection, I want you to read the source “The Trial of John Peter Zenger (1735)” from our READER. Then write a response as you have been in past weeks between 300 and 500 words. I want you to focus on the idea of freedom presented in this document and the discussion of different approaches to freedom in the TEXTBOOK reading from this week. How do these line up or how do they differ? Do you detect anything in these readings that tie to American values of freedom that we consider to be normal today?
And, as always, I would love to hear how this reading changes your perspective on US history or the world in general!