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    Stamp Act Essay The Stamp Act of 1765 was a tax on all paper products in the British colonies. On February 17, 1675, the British Parliament decided to tax the colonies. It took 6 weeks for the colonists to learn about it (March 22, 1675). On November 1, 1765 the law went into effect. The colonies did not like this at tax at all. Some of their most used products had been taxed! Some of these products were: legal documents, calendars, pamphlet, contracts, wills, diplomas, all certificates, official documents, newspapers, almanacs, dice, playing cards, and books. The price of the tax ranged from ½ a penny, to £20. A tax like this seems ridiculous considered that England didn’t even talk to the colonies at the time. The British had somewhat of…

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    Stamp Act Essay The Stamp Act of 1765 was a tax on all paper products in the British colonies. On February 17, 1675, the British Parliament decided to tax the colonies. It took 6 weeks for the colonists to learn about it (March 22, 1675). On November 1, 1765 the law went into effect. The colonists were very upset. Some of their most used products were taxed! Some of these products were: legal documents, calendars, pamphlet, contracts, diplomas, all certificates, official documents, newspapers,…

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    THE STAMP ACT OF 1765! “Hang onto your hats here we go.” It was 1765, and the Stamp Act was released. I did not care, but my parents seemed to care. I did not know what the big deal was. I was at school at the time. I wanted to know why my mom was so upset, but my dad said not to worry about it. Being only a young child of nine, I went on about my daily routine and forgot about the worry my parents were experiencing. After a few years we could not afford the house.We had to pay a lot of…

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    I can remember this dreadful experience like it was yesterday… it was March 22, 1765. The Stamp act was passed by the British parliament. It was exposed to all the American Colonist, including me. It caused every colonist to pay taxes on every piece of printed paper they needed and used. Such as ship’s papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, and other publications. You even get taxed for playing cards. After the French and Indian war, the British government had many depts. The war had…

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    The Stamp Act, passed by Parliament in 1765, was an act that required all legal and commercial documents to carry an official stamp showing a tax had been paid. The purpose of the Stamp Act was to raise income to pay for the military presence in the American colonies to enforce the new taxes. It also implemented new taxes on paper documents. The Stamp Act was enacted on March 22, 1765 by Parliament of Great Britain. People were taxed on everything that was on printed paper such as diplomas,…

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    The year was 1765. The Stamp Act had just been passed, and the colonists were not pleased with it. They openly protested, refusing to buy stamps for their paper documents. This family lived in Boston, where some of the most famous protests took place. “Mother, why are all our neighbors complaining about stamps?” asked Ansel. “Great Britain has placed a tax on us, called the Stamp Act of 1765. It makes all people have to have a certain stamp from the British on all of their papers.” explained…

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    The Stamp Act of 1765 was the first indigenous tax charged directly on American colonists by the British government. The Stamp Act, that appointed a tax on all paper documents in the colonies, came at a time when the British domain was deep in debt from the Seven Years’ War (1756-1763) and looking to its North American colonies as an acquirement source. The Stamp Act of 1765 was very grim towards colonist’s families. The Act put many families in debt and made them very barbaric. Many colonists…

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    After the French and Indian War, The King as well as Parliament decided the colonies should pay for part of the costs for keeping British soldiers in North America. “It is in part to pay for the cost of administering this new continental empire that the British begin enacting a series of Financial Revenue Acts in 1764” (Wall, Taxing the Colonies). These acts included The Sugar Act of 1764, The Stamp Act of 1765, The Quartering Act of 1765, The Declaratory Act 1766 as well as many others. Since…

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    The Sons of Liberty was a group that was founded by Samuel Adams and John Hancock in July 1765. The group consisted of shopkeepers, craftsman, and other political leaders that were against the Stamp Act of 1765. The group’s goals were to force the British stamp agents that were in stationed in the 13 colonies to resign and to stop American merchants from purchasing goods from the British. The Stamp Act of 1765 was a tax that the British put on the American colonies where a stamp would be placed…

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    Today, on March 23, 1765. An act was passed yesterday by the Parliament called the Stamp Act and I, Averill Hartnett is outraged. Just in case you did not know what the Stamp Act was. This meant you had to pay a tax for any written documents such as legislative resolves, prints, licenses, newspapers, and songs. Just as the colonists heard this law, immediately started disputes, and began feathering and tarring tax collectors. My family was furious too. Dad grumbles while looking out the window.…

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