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mar 22, 1765 - Stamp Act

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An act of the British Parliament in 1765 that exacted revenue from the American colonies by imposing a stamp duty on newspapers and legal and commercial documents. Colonial opposition led to the act's repeal in 1766 and helped encourage the revolutionary movement against the Crown.

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Date:

mar 22, 1765
Now
~ 259 years ago