France, British Legislature, and merchnats.
|The stamp acts helped
the American Revolution start. It angered the colonists and led to the
colonists protesting against the British. In 1754 the British and
France went to war for North America and it costed the British a lot of
money.The British were in debt from the seven years war which is why
they started to tax the colonists. The Seven Years War was to claim
North America. The British were desperate for money so they started
taxing the American Colonists and one of the taxes was the Stamp Act.
The act stated that in order to use newspaper and legal statements it
had to have a stamp on it and that stamp costed money that went to the
British. The colonists refused to buy the stamps and used violent
against the British. The colonists didn’t think that it was right for
the British to tax them. The colonists had their own legislature and so
they wanted to follow theirs and not the British’s legislature. People
from nine colonies had a meeting to discuss compliants against the
British government. Then they brought the compliants to the government
to stop the acts. Merchants decided not to get goods from the British
anymore. In Boston Samuel Adams started an organization to help stop
the Stamp Act and it was called the Sons of Liberty. The British
started to lose money and then they created new taxes and they led to
violence and war.
|In the years of 1754
|In the American
colonies, North American and Britian.
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