The Pamphleteer

During colonial times in America, if you wanted to convince or inform people about some issue that you considered important, you went to the local printer and got some pamphlets printed. You then handed them out, read them to anybody that was interested, nailed them to the town bulletin board, or the nearest tree. The first amendment was specifically written to protect this type of activity and the writers or "pamphleteers".

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American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written
and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and
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places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a
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