The new tax was imposed on all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used.
The Stamp Act of 1765 was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain that imposed a direct tax on the Thirteen Colonies
Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed
The British Government needed to create money to support the Army so they created the Stamp Act of 1765. This act required colonists to pay for an officialstamp, or seal, when they bought paper items. Effect: The colonists protested against the Stamp Act immediately.
h required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London.