Stamp Act

    The stamp act was passed by British parliament in 1765.Its purpose was to raise money for the British troops in America in 1765. The act stated the Americans must by stamps for deeds, mortgages, liquor licensee publishers and, law licenses, playing cards and almanacs. Even newspaper owners and publishers had to by stamps for there articles. The stamp act was not popular in the colonies. The colonies protested against the stamp act. The Virginia assembly declared the stamp act illegal and unjust. The assembly passed resolutions against taxation by the British parliament. The Massachusetts House of Representatives invited all colonies to send delegates to a general congress. The colonies that came were New York New, Jersey, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Delaware Connecticut, Maryland, south Carolina, and Massachusetts.  The stamp act met in New York on October 1765. It stated that stamp taxes could not be collected. Without the peoples consent. American resistance forced the British parliament to repeal the stamp act in 1766.

         The Virginians took the lead in the protest against the stamp act. Patrick Henry did not agree with the stamp act and thought it should be illegal.  A small group of people angry people protested against the colonist that was called the sons of liberty. Many people of the parliament were angry and believed that the stamp act would weaken there ability to govern the empire.

The cost of the stamp act was real actually small. The standard it set was the actual reason the colonist were mad. The stamp act was seeing by the people like England wanted to make some money. If the stamp act is past it could be a big problem for the colonist.  Few colonist  belived that they could not do anything but by the stamps until the Virgina  house of burgesses adopted Patrick henrys stamp act resovles.


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Ritchie, Donald, and Albert Broussard. Stamp Act Controversy. Westerville, Ohio: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 1997.

"A Summary of the 1765 Stamp Act." Colonial Williamsburg. 2007. 26 Jan 2007 < >.


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