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The Stamp Act

The stamp act was passed by the British Parliament on March 22, 1765. The new tax was imposed on all of all American colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper that they used. Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers and other publications and even playing cards were taxed.

The Parliament

In the UK, we are the highest legislature, consisting of sovereign, the House of Lords and the House of Commons.