Stamp Act
By: Rachel

        Grenville and others in England were astonished when they read about the colonist's reaction to the Stamp Act. In their opinion, Parliament had every right to tax Americans, as well as British subjects everywhere. Many members of Parliament wer strongly against repealing the Stamp Act, believing that such an action would weaken their ability to govern the empire.

        On the other hand, British merchants who wanted to sell goods in America were pressuring Grenville to repeal the Stamp Act. The law was by now useless anyway, they reasoned, because no one obeyed it.

        In March 1766 Parliament finally repealed the Stamp Act. At the same time, however, it passed another act meant to warn the colonists against any future protests. The Declaratory Act stated that Parliament had the right to rule and tax the colonies.


The Britons made the Stamp Act. They needed money for their own expenses.

It was a major ripple sent by the British that angered the colonists. It was something that impacted the war idea.

Its purpose was to raise money for British expenses through taxation on the colonists.

It was publish, or sent out to the colonists, in the March of 1765 by the British.

It effected the colonies the most. It affected them because they were the ones that had to pay.

The British made it to tax the colonies in order to help pay for their own needs.

                They were angered and didnt want to pay the taxes . . .




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