The Stamp Acts
|What||Passed the Stamp Acts.|
|Why||They lost lots of money in the French and Indian War so they taxed the Americans.|
The events that took place during the Stamp Acts..
*Stamp Acts passed by Parliament in 1765.
*Required colonists to pay taxes on stamped goods.
*Stamps placed on goods such as Newspapers, playing cards, diplomas, legal documents, etc.
*They lead to riots.
*Some colonists didnt allow the stamps to be sold.
*Merchants from port cities promised not to order British goods until the act was ended.
*October 1765- delegates of nine different colonies gathered in N.Y.C. and created a statement protesting the stamp act.
*The delegates argued that Parliament shouldnt be able to tax their colonies because there werent any colony reps in the Parliament.
*The Stamp Act Congress was the first united action made by the colonies against British law.
*The Stamp Act was abolished in 1766 by British parliament.
|^Riots in the Colonies during the Stamp Acts^|
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2.Ritcchie, Donald, and Albert Broussard. American History The Early Years To 1877. 1st ed. Westerville, OH: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 1976.
3."No Taxation Without Representation." UK Parliament. September 2, 2007. British Parliament. 6 Mar 2007 <http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_publications_and_archives/parliamentary_archives/archives___stamp_act.cfm>.
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