The Stamp Act
By: Bryce

Who Britain and The American Colonies
What: the British taxed the Americans for all printed material such as cards wills and newspapers.
What + How The British would make the colonist pay for a stamp that had to go on all printed items. The British had all of the say in what and how they were taxing the colonists, the Americans had no say. How it was repealed the colonists rioted and merchants pleaded for parliament to repeal the act.  The British Taxed the colonists to pay for the expenses of the French and Indian war. What was taxed; all printed objects like wills, newspapers, playing cards, and paper.
When  (1765-1766) 1 year until it was repealed
Where The American Colonies, Major cities like New York and Boston protested
Why The British were in dept because they had to pay for the French and Indian war, and they taxed the colonist because they knew they couldnt do anything about it. This made the colonist mad because they had no say in Britain if they would be taxed or not. Also they were not even taxed by there own congress Britain was the one who taxed them. The colonist would throw riots and would torture British followers and destroy buildings belonging to them. Before the Stamp act the sugar act was passed and it taxed molasses, so the colonist decided not to buy much molasses so parliament then passed the Stamp act
 
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