mar 22, 1765 - Stamp Act
March 22, 1765
The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The act imposed a tax on all printed pieces of paper used by the American colonists, including stamps, almanacs, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, and playing cards. The Stamp Act was enacted to supply funds to pay for the troops stationed along the Appalachian Mountains after the French and Indian War.
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E Pluribus Unum: How Tyranny United the Colonies
by Daniel Kaplan and Cole Graham