Stamp Act
Peyton
Who
british and colonists
What

The Americans were being taxed by the British for stamps because the British were in debt. The colonists thought they should not be taxed except by their own people. They were against the british soldiers being in their colony. The Stamp Act congress met in October 7, 1765 and decided that they should be the ones to tax the colonists. When the stamped papers arrived the colonists forced the ships captains to take them back. Many wealthy merchants favored shutting down all businesses with stamped papers. They believed it would make the British repeal the act. Some of the small businesses did not agree. They called themselves the Sons of Liberty. They wanted to eliminate the stamp act entirely. The plan went into action and the British didn't gain as much money. The resistance brought about the appeal.


When
1765
Where
New York
How

When the stamped papers arrived the colonists forced the ships captains to take them back. Many wealthy merchants favored shutting down all businesses with stamped papers. They believed it would make the British repeal the act. The British merchants lost their business. The resistance brought about an appeal.


Why

The British were in debt because of the french Indian war. The British sent troops to America because they wanted to prevent the French from taking Canada back. The British Parliament passed the Stamp Act for support for the troops in 1765. This provided that stamps purchased by the British would be taxed.



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