American newspapers have a shorter history than their European counterparts as one would expect, but with more political freedom they developed more rapidly.
Printing and the advent of the printing press in the colonies date back to 1639 when a locksmith-turned-printer pulled the first proof from his imported printing press. His second proof was an almanac. At that time many colonies lacked presses and this was so from New York to the Carolinas.
In Boston in 1704
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