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The Stamp Act was enacted in 1765 by British Parliament. It imposed a direct tax on all printed material in the North American colonies. The most politically active segments of colonial society—printers, publishers, and lawyers—were the most negatively affected by the act. The Stamp Act intensified colonial hostility toward the British and ...
Stamp Act, (1765), in U.S. colonial history, first British parliamentary attempt to raise revenue through direct taxation of all colonial commercial and legal papers, newspapers, pamphlets, cards, almanacs, and dice. The devastating effect of Pontiac’s War (1763–64) on colonial frontier settlements added to the enormous new defense burdens resulting from Great Britain’s victory (1763) in ...
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Browse 51 stamp act of 1765 photos and images available, or start a new search to explore more photos and images. American colonists burn tax stamps as a protest against the British Stamp Act, New York, November 1, 1765.
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Stamp Act Congress, meeting convened in New York City (October 1765) by representatives of nine of the American colonies to frame resolutions of “rights and grievances” and to petition the king of England and the British Parliament for repeal of the Stamp Act. It was the first time that representatives of the colonies had gathered and acted collectively, precipitating the formation of the ...