| The Stamp Act was an act that was passed by British parliament in 1765. The act made Americans pay for their everyday stamps that were in the earlier years, free. These stamps were used on newspapers, playing cards, diplomas and many legal documents. They intended for the Stamp Act to give the British troops money so they could station in America, but it turned out bad and the colonists began to start riots. The colonist refused to allow these stamps to be sold without any representation in the government. So, the colonists took some action, they went out to many merchants in port cities to ask them not to buy any British goods until the act was abolished.
Then in October of 1765 the colonists met in New York City and got together a statement protesting the Stamp Act. This is was the first time the colonists came together to meet against the British law, and it worked. In 1766, British Parliament abolished the Stamp Act.
|What||The stamp act was the act of taxing the american citizens in order to get more money so that british troops could station in America.|
|Who||The british parliament passed the act; the american citizens protested the act; and later the british repealed the act.|
|When||It was passed in 1765 and abolished later the same year.|
|Why||They passed this act because they needed money for people|
|First, the bristish parliament made the decision to try and set up stations in America.
Then they decided that in order to have the money to do this, they needed to tax the American citizens, but making them pay for stamps.
The Americans were not happy about this at all, so they protested it by starting riots and told all merchants from other cities not to buy British goods until they abolished it.
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