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In The American Colonial Press and the Townshend Crisis the author goes into great detail about how the press had a great detail of influence over the people of colonial America Knight felt that the North Carolina Gazette South Carolina Gazette South Carolina and American General Gazette and The Georgia Gazette influenced the American people to rebel against the powerful British by reporting the stamp act and the Townshend Act The Stamp Act and The Townshend act were not reported correctly they were reported form the Americans point of view By reporting these acts the way they did it was easy for the press to warp the Americans minds and get them to hate the British The Colonial papers were the main source for gathering information on what was going on in politics The newspapers were great ways to shape the way people thought Close ties were kept with American printers and English printers for the English were the Americans main source of information The Americans were able to get extensive information on the Stamp Act and the Townshend act legislation This information was Great for the printers it was a sure to sell copies and it would also help aid the rebellion against the British One way the British helped the American press was by letting them Know the specific details of certain articles that were going to be passed in Parliament The Newspapers were getting separate information half of the papers were contradicting other Papers This was due to the British sending American printers information in letters Half Of the papers were reprinting the British newspapers which was not full of the exact truth The other half were printing the truth and what was really happing in Parliament because They were sent the letters from the British press which contained all of the necessary information The author talks about how there may have
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