In 1765 Parliament passed a law called the Stamp Act, with the help of Grenville. The reason for the stamp act was to make colonist pay some of the British's stay in America. The Stamp Act was meant to make colonist to pay for tax stamps, which were on newspapers, cards, and legal papers.
The stamp act made the colonist very angry and they had a lot of riots. They wouldn't let the Brits sell the stamp. The shopkeepers couldn't order any British items to sell in their stores.
The delegates from all the colonies met in New York to think up a plan to get rid of the stamp act. They thought that only the civilians of the country should make taxation. They argued that Parliament had no right to tax the colonist because nobody in America was apart of Parliament. This meeting was called the Stamp Act Congress.
The Stamp Act was abolished in 1766 only one year after it had began, but parliament made a law that the king still had power over the colonies in every way, shape, and form.
|Who||The colonist and the British|
|What||The British made a law that taxed colonist for newspapers, cards, and legal papers.|
|When||It happened in 1765|
|Where||It happened in the Americas.|
|Why||Because the British wanted the colonist to help pay for they're stay in America.|
|How||The British Parliament passed a law on the colonist.|
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