The Stamp Act

Britain and the Colonists

Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, and the Sons of Liberty
British Parliament, the colonies
Britain placed a law that all important documents should be stamped and that a tax would be paid for every stamp
They worked to and successfully repeal the Stamp Act through opinions and protests.
Parliament passed the Stamp act.
Where: The colonies
The colonies The colonies
When: 1765 1765-1766 1765-66
The French and Indian War was very costly for the British. They needed more money so they took control of the colonies and placed multiple acts on them. When the Sugar Act failed, Britain needed money still. The Seven Years’ War was very costly for the British.
They brought together a Stamp Act Congress meeting representing the colonies and they opposed the law. Many colonists refused the stamps and mobs gathered in protest. The Sons of Liberty disagreed to the law entirely. Finally, Britain repealed the law, but in its place, more laws.
They protested very deeply. They refused to use the stamps. They urged merchants to boycott the stamps. Eventually, it was repealed. As soon as it was placed, american activists and even colonists protested. The British merchants soon went broke. The following year it was repealed

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