THE STAMP ACT
March 22, 1765
Let's Sum It Up!
~It required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper produced in London, carrying en embossed revenue stamp.
~The stamp tax had to be paid in valid British $$$.
Purpose of The Stamp Act
Reactions & Responses to The Stamp Act
~Very unpopular because the Americans said that there was no need for the soldiers because there were no foreign enemies and the Americans had always protected themselves.~Considered it a violation of their rights as Englishmen.
~Protests groups were held creating a loose coalition (New England to Maryland)
~Many protests became violent & destructive.