The American Revolution Events
My Opinion: Loyalist, Patriot, or Neutralist
The Boston Massacre
The Stamp Act
When King George realized he needed money to pay off debts from the French and Indian war, he started taxing Americans for every stamp they used. A stamp also had to be used for every paper they used including playing cards. The colonists reacted by attacking tax collectors homes and refusing to buy stamps. They had no representatives in parliament so they had no say about the tax in the colonies. After months of anger and protest from the colonists, parliament repealed the stamp act. Once again, protest leads American colonists one step closer to Independence.