Stamp Act
By: Will

British Parliment and the American Colonist

British Parliment passed several acts including one that raised prices on Item such as stamps, playing cards, newspapers and other items. The taxes also had to be paid in silver only.


American Colonies

Huge opposition broke out for three big reasons  people though that they shouldn't be taxed unless it's by their own representatives, they didn’t like the opposition of British troops in America, and the biggest one is that taxes shouldn't only be paid in silver. On October 7, 1765 a Stamp Act Congress gathered in New York City. They declared that the only colonial government should be ableto tax the colonies, something that many colonist agreed with. They also petitioned the king and the Parliament to resign for repeal of the objections measures they declined. They protested by seizing the ships and the captains that brought the stamp act and papers to force them to take them back to where they came. They also made stamp commissioners to quit by tar and feathering them so that the couldnt give out the stamps.

British Parliment had to pay off debt and to help pay cost of defending and protecting the American frontier at the Appalachian Mountains around 10,000 troops were positioned and they had to pay for their recent war efforts with the French Idian war.

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Source 2: Appleby, Joyce Oldham., Alan Brinkley, James M. McPherson, Albert S. Broussard, and Donald A. Ritchie. The American Journey. Columbus: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2009. 124-65. Print.

Source 3: "A Summary of the 1765 Stamp Act." Colonial Williamsburg N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2016. <>.