What Is The Cause Of The American Revolution?
One of the heaviest taxes after the 7 Years’ War was the Stamp Act. The Stamp Act required all official documentation to be written on a specially designed, stamped paper. “Deeds, wills, marriage licenses — contracts of any sort — were not recognized as legal in a court of law unless they were prepared on this paper” (ushistory.org, 2015). Although not technically a taxation, the British also put into law the Quartering Act. The Quartering Act required colonists to feed and house the British troops. These acts led to the boycott of British goods. The boycott was effective and the British repealed the Stamp Act a year later in 1766 (ushistory.org, 2015). These were not the only taxations made on the colonist