Stamp Act
By: Kimberly

Who:  The stamp act was passed by Parliament and King George. Parliament was trying to get the colonist to be directly taxed. Was also supported by Grenville. Colonists thought Grenville had gone to far. A crowd of angry colonist made a protest group and they were called the sons of liberty. The new tax was forced on all America colonists.

They were placed on newspapers, diplomas, playing cards, and different legal documents. Drew attention away from Sugar act. The cost of the stamp act was some what small. The law was forcing people to pay a tax on certain items that had to be stamped to show the tax had been paid, and the item was bought.
Passed in 1765. Was abolished 1766.

The delegates of nine colonies got together in New York City to prepare a statement protesting the Stamp Act. Passed in 1765. Was abolished 1766.
Why Stamp Act congress was the first combined with colonies against the disliked British laws.
How: Laws were intended to force colonists to pay the cost of where the British troops in America are put. Colonists were required to pay for tax stamps. The stamp act didn't make the colonists offensive by having to pay the immediate cost but the standard that it had to set.


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Broussard, Ritchie. American History. New York, Ohio, California, Illinois: Glencoe, 1997. (p. 192)

" A Summary of the 1765 Stamp Act. " Colonial Williamsburg. 2008. 15 Jan 2008 <hhtp://>

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