We already pay plenty in sweat! They're liars, they just wanna keep an eye on us!
The Next Day
Laws will be enforced to help pay for the troops who fought for us.
I barely bring home enough without these taxes!
This is not fair! We had no say!
Excellent idea, Your Majesty! But won't the colonists be upset they weren't represented?
1763 in the castle
I shall pass a law on paper so we can raise more money for the military!
Nahhh they'll be fine! What could they possibly do anyways?
Everything was going well in Boston 1763... at least that's what it looked like on the surface.
The colonists reaction
THIS IS NOT FAIR, TAKE AWAY THE STAMP ACT!
WE WERE NOT REPRESENTED
The Stamp Act was such a good idea! We need more money for our troops. I just hope those colonists don't mess it up.
Many laws began to be much more enforced to "sustain the troops" but the colonists believed it was just to have more people keeping an eye on them.
In the house of a tax collector
How will I sustain the children with even less food?!
Well I heard that Presbyterians are starting all these riots. We have to get rid of them and everything will be fine.
An official law was finally passed stating that any paper needed to be paid for in order to be official. The colonists had no representation in parliament.
A year later
FINE. THE STAMP ACT WILL BE REPEALED! UGH.
The colonists were very upset, but not about the tax itself. They were upset that they weren't represented in parliament, and felt that by doing so the British were taking away their birthrights.
YOU TOOK AWAY OUR BIRTHRIGHTS!!!
In document C, John Hughes stated, "It is apparent to many people here that the Presbyterians are at the head of these riots." Some Britons believed there were a small amount of leaders causing all the protests.
The protests continued and ruined British businesses. Eventually, it was too much for them to bare, so the Stamp Act was repealed at last.