Stamp Act

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  • The Stamp Act (1765) was when the colonists had to buy a stamp every time the needed anything paper like cards and newspapers. Anything to do with paper was taxed.
  • The Stamp Act took place in 1765, in the colonies, in America. King George passed the law to gain power from the colonies but the colonies protested and the act was repealed in 1766.
  • King George thought he could get passed taxing the colonies, so he passed the Stamp Act with the British Parliament taxing anything that had to do with paper so Great British could have a lot more power and money.
  • To protest the Stamp Act, the colonist formed the Stamp Act Congress. The sent messages to parliament about the law. The also refused to buy stamps and formed mobs.
  • The British government reacted to the colonists' protests by canceling the Stamp Act in 1766.
  • We are learning about the Stamp Act because, not only was it a cause of the American Revolution but because it made colonists question the British government. Also it made the colonists want to have a voice in government.
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