STAMP ACT
BY CATE TUCKER
WHO- Britain and the American colonists

WHAT/HOW- Britain had won the fight over who would control North America against France. The victory was sweet but expensive. Britain couldn't possibly make up the money on their own, so they made America pay too. The British Parliament passed the Stamp Act in 1765. The act established that whenever you published a newspaper or any kind of legal document, a stamp was needed to be purchased from the British Goverment. The colonists refused the stamps and held violent protests to stop the Stamp Act.
WHEN- Beginning of 1765 and ended in 1766
WHERE- American Colonies and Britain
WHY- Britain was in major debt with the win over France to control North America. The stamps would pay back most of the money from the war.

SOURCES
Stamp Act." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2016. Web. 12 Feb. 2016. <http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/598934>
Appleby, Joyce Oldham., Alan Brinkley, James M. McPherson, Albert S. Broussard, and Donald A. Ritchie. "The Stamp Act." The American Journey. New York: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 1998. 124-25. Print.
"Stamp Act." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 2016. Web. 17 Feb. 2016. <http://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/stamp-act>.




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