Colonial Intentions and Current Realities of the First Amendment, 125 U. PA. L. REV. 737 (1977)
History is seldom simple or forthright. This is surely true of
the concept of freedom of expression as expounded in the Declaration
of Independence and the Constitution. It is by no means
clear exactly what the colonists had in mind, or just what they
expected from the guarantee of freedom of speech, press, assembly,
Date of Authorship for this Version
Emerson, Thomas I., "Colonial Intentions and Current Realities of the First Amendment" (1977). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 2774.