The Stamp Act of 1756

The Stamp Act of 1756
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  • King George III imposed the Stamp Act on the colonies.
  • Stamp Act of 1756 Stamp Act of 1756
  • Taxed all paper products including wills, documents and deeds. This angered the colonists. Taxed all paper products including wills, documents and deeds. This angered the colonists.
  • The Stamp Act was a tax to pay for the living expenses of the British soldiers stationed in North America to keep peace between the Native Americans and the colonists.
  • Peace
  • Patrick Henry was a well known opponent of the Stamp Act. He submitted a bunch of resolutions to his colony's assembly to deny Parliament the right to tax the colonies.
  • Give me liberty, or give me death!
  • In October 1756, the Stamp Act Congress, composed of delegates from nine colonies, met to petition the King that only colonial assemblies could tax the colonists.
  • I QUIT!!!
  • Also, angry mobs terrorized the stamp distributors forcing most of them to resign. They also blocked ships carrying the stamp papers so they could not drop their cargo. As a result, the Parliament could not enforce the Stamp Act, and it was repealed in 1766.
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