Stamp Act

by Tim
The Stamp Act was introduced by the British Prime Minister George Grenville and passed by the British Parliament in 1765.  It was passed for the great deal of debt that Britian is in after the French Indian war.  Colonists were forced to pay a tax on every piece of paper that all legal documents, licenses, commercial contracts, newspapers, pamphlets, and playing cards.This act wasnt for American colonists not to raise the resistant.   Colonial businessmen agreed to stop importing British goods until the act was repealed, and trade was substantially diminished.   Refusal to use the stamps on business papers became common, and the courts would not enforce their use on legal documents .   The Virginia assembly declared the stamp act was illegal and unjust.   So colonies accepted the invitation were New York, New Jersey Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland,South Carolina, and Massachusetts.  So The house of burgesses defeated the most Henrys   resolutions, But four resolutions are adopted.  The Stamp Act Congress met in New York in October 1765.   It declared the stamp act taxes could not be collected Without the peoples consent


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"A Summary of the 1765 Stamp Act." A Summary of the 1765 Stamp Act. 2007. history.org. 12 Jan 2007 <http://www.history.org/History/teaching/tchcrsta.cfm>.


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