The Stamp Act Essay

764 Words Mar 11th, 2016 4 Pages
The atmosphere in the colonies before the stamp act had been slowly declining. The colonists were becoming frustrated with the policies that Britain was implementing, in terms of relations with the Native Americans, British expansion, and colony taxation. The Stamp Act was last straw for many colonists. After the passing of the Stamp Act, many colonists could no longer sit idly by, and had to do something. Although he Stamp Act was not the turning point, it created the conditions necessary for colonial unity in terms of boycotts that did make the movement for Independence unstoppable.
Relations between the Crown and the Colonies before the stamp act were already stressed. Between the positive relationship that Britain kept with the Native Americans, the lack of expansion possibilities for the colonists, and the multiple taxes already being imposed on the colonies, many colonists were already beginning to resent the Crown. For many colonists the stamp act was the turning point. They could no longer sit by and let these taxes be imposed. Previously, taxes had been a way for Britain to regulate trade, however the Stamp Act showed that Britain was moving towards not just regulating trade, but generating revenue from the colonies. This did not sit well with many colonists because they did not have any representative in Britain. These taxes were being created and implemented without input from the colonies and they felt unrepresented. Although many colonists were upset with the…

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