Stamp Acts
by Rachel

              In October 1765 delegates from nine colonies met in New York City and prepared the statement protesting the Stamp Act.  Then the Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament in March 22, 1765. This stated that all American colonists were required to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used.

Who. The British Parliament, and all the citizens of America.
What. Things that were taxed included; Ships papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards.
When. The Stamp Act was passed on March 22, 1765, and the taxing was stopped on March 17, 1776.
Where. The Act was made in New York City.
How it ended.

The Parliament got rid of it in 1776.

Why it ended.

Rioting started and violence was used to intimidate potential tax agents and public demonstrations were employed to solidify radical opposition.

Cause. They needed the money to support the British Soldiers protecting the American colonies. Anyone who didnt follow the law had to go to court and was tried.
Effect. The Parliament passed the Declaratory Act, which stated that the king and parliament had full legislative authority over the colonies in all matters.
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