*Stamp Act*
By:Stephanie

Who?
The British Parliament, the American citizens, The King of Britain, and a group called the Stamp Act Congress, were the particiapants of the Stamp Act.
What?
The Stamp Act was a law passsed that forced the colonists to pay for tax stamps that were placed on newspapers, playing cards, diplomas, and legal documents. The colonists rebelled against this, and tried stopping the taxing. It started in riots and fights.
Where?
This was all though the colonies. It had no specific place of where it was. The king though from Britain was the person who taxed the colonists.
When?
This was passed by the Parliament on March 22, 1765. Then the Parliament stopped the Act in 1766.
Why?
The people rebelled this way because they didn't like how they had to pay more money for the things they needed to keep there family alive and for paper. They also disagreed how they just had to pay more.
How?
The colonies needed more money and this was one way that they could make more. The king forced more taxes onto the people. The citizens rebelled against it and wouldn't buy any of the play cards news papers or anything. They joined together and made the money run low, so the taxing didn't help and it would be let off.


Sources:


Source 1:

Martin, James Kirby. "Revolutionary War in America." World Book Online Reference Center. 2007. [Internet. January 11, 2007.] <http://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/Article?id=ar466820>.

Source 2: 

"Colonial Williamsburg." Summary of the 1765 Stamp Act. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. 16 Jan 2007 <http://www.history.org/History/teaching/tchcrsta.cfm>



Source 3:

Kindig, Thomas. "The Stamp Act." Stamp Act. July 4,1995. Independance Hall Association. 19 Jan 2007 <http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/related/stampact.htm>





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